Jharkhand athletes shine in Special Olympics National event

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand athletes won six golds, 11 silvers and three bronze medals at the recently concluded Special Olympics National Athletics Championships, organised by the Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) from March 13-15 in New Delhi.

Lilavati Kumari won gold in both the 25m and 50m race in the women`s section while Mamu Rashi and Abdul Tabiz bagged one gold apiece in the 100m-race in two different categories in the men`s section.

Rashi also bagged a silver in the 100x4 relay while Sushil Kumar clinched a gold in the soft ball throw and a silver in standing jump event.

A 14-member team from the state participated in the championships, from which a squad for the World Summer Games scheduled in Los Angeles in July 2015 would be selected, SOB Assistant Area director Jharkhand Satbir Singh Sahota said.