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Purnima bags bronze in National open Athletics meet
Sportslogon Team September 26th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Odia sprinter Purnima Hembram was bagged bronze medal in the women 100 hurdles event of the 58th National Open Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium here on Wednesday.

Odia heptathlete Purnima clocked 14.02 seconds to claim the medal. Unfortunate to miss out on a medal was Japan’s Hitomi Shimura who finished in second place in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 13.74 seconds behind C Kanimozhi of Tamil Nadu who clocked a time of 13.71 seconds.

However as Shimura was not eligible to compete for a medal, the silver went instead to R Nithya of Tamil Nadu who clocked 13.99 seconds. Purnima Hembram who usually competes in the women’s heptathlon picked up a bronze medal with a time of 14.02 seconds. .
This news was added and updated on : September 26th 2018
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