Asian Para Games 2018: Odisha’s Jayanti Behera clinches second medal

Bhubaneswar: Para athlete from Odisha Jayanti Behera added another feather to her cap by clinching silver medal at ongoing 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta.

Jayanti bagged silver by clocking 59.71 seconds in 400 metre sprint event on Thursday, just two days after she won bronze medal in 200 metre sprint.

While China’s Li Lu clinched the gold with a timing of 58.39 seconds, Japan’s Shigemoto Sae clocked 59.74 seconds to win bronze medal in 400 mt sprint.

This was the second medal for Jayanti at Para Asiad 2018. She had earlier won a bronze by clocking a time of 27.45 seconds in the 200 metres sprint.

Jayanti, a student of Gurukul Athletics at Sakhigopal in Puri district, had bagged gold at 400 mt race in China Open Para Athletic Grand Prix Championship held in May 2017. She had also bagged silver medal in 100 -mt sprint at the Asian Youth Para Games-2017 in Dubai.

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