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  KIUG Athletics: Jayaram, Sabita capture gold for Odisha
03 Feb 2023

Odisha made an impressive start in athletics events of the 4th Khelo India Youth Games in Madhya Pradesh, capturing two gold medals at Tatya Tope Stadium in Bhopal today. The two yellow metals were pocketed by sprinter Dondapati Mruty Jayaram and long jumper Sabita Toppo.

Jayaram emerged as the fastest boy of the Khelo India Youth Games 2022, winning the 100 metre sprint with a time of 10.53 seconds. It would have been a National youth record for Jayaram but for wind assistance.

A trainee of Bhubaneswar-based Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High Performace Centre, Jayaram bettered the previous Youth National Record time of 10.65 seconds, which had been set by Ritik Malik in 2019. But the time of Jayaram was not counted as a new National Record as he achieved it with a wind assistance of +2.2m/s n then the permissible limit of +2.0m/s n.


Sabita Toppo, also a trainee of Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics HPC, won the gold in girls long jump with a best of 5.73 metre. Odisha has fielded an 11-member athletics squad in the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games.

With the two gold in athletics, the total number of medals for Odisha increased to 15 by the end of fifth day. Odisha now occupy the fourth position in the medal tally with seven gold, three silver and five bronze.

On the fifth day, Odisha also secured one gold and one bronze in kho-kho and one gold, one silver and one bronze each in kayaking and canoeing.

ODISHA ATHLETICS SQUAD (11): Boys: Dondapati Mruty Jayaram, Rajendra Sidhu, Swagat Behera, Mohammad Reyan Basa, Pankaj Mondal, Nitish Kullu. Girls: Sabita Toppo, Laxmipriya Kisan, Jamuna Tudu, Jyotsna Priyadarsini Sahoo, Mery Mukta Soreng.
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TOP: Odisha sprinter DM Jayaram displays his gold 100m gold medal at the Khelo India Youth Games in Bhopal on 3 February 2023.
RIGHT: Odisha girl Sabita Toppo poses with her long jump gold medal at the Khelo India Youth Games in Bhopal on 3 February 2023.


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