Gumla: Gumla-based athlete Supriti Kachhap bagged a gold medal for Jharkhand at the Khelo India Youth Athletics in Panchkula in Haryana on Thursday by setting a national record in the U-18 3000-metre race by clocking 9.46.14 minutes.
She is a resident of Burhu village under Ghaghra block in Gumla district. She broke the national record of 9.50.54 minutes created during the Junior Women’s Athletics Championship in Manglagiri in Tamil Nadu in 2017.
Supriti shot into the limelight when she bagged a gold medal with a meet record in the 3000 metre race at Khelo India Youth Athletics Championship in Guwahati in 2020. In 2021, she won silver medal in the 36th Junior Women’s National Athletics Championship.
“Supriti had qualified for Junior World Athletics Championship at Federation Cup Senior Athletics meet in Calicut, Kerala, in April 2022,” said her initial coach and mentor Prabhat Rajan Tiwari who had started training her in Gumla before she was shifted to Bhopal in 2018. “She is still following my schedule at the Bhopal centre,” Tiwari claimed.

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