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Purnima, Jauna selected for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games-2018

Bhubaneswar: Odia athletes Purnima Hembram and Jauna Murmu have been included in the 31-member Indian athletic contingent to take part in the Commonwealth Games, scheduled to begin at Gold Coast in Australia from April 15.

Both Purnima and Jauna were selected for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games-2018 by the selection committee of the Athletic Federation of India on Saturday for their successful performance in the recently concluded Federation Cup Senior Athletics Champions at Patiala in Punjab.

Purnima had won gold medal in women heptathlon event with 5815 points in the athletics champions but missed the CWG qualification mark of 5826 points in her event. However, she was picked up by the selection committee yesterday.


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