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Bhubaneswar: The khelo India Junior Women’s Series-2023 kick starts today at the Aquatic Centre , Kalinga Stadium,Bhubaneswar. Women swimmers in the age group of under 18 and under 15 from Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are Participating in this tournament under the aegis of Sports Authority of India and Swimming Federation of India. A total number of 60 swimmers and 30 Technical Officers are part of this two days event managed by The Odisha State Swimming Association.

The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Pradip Kumar Padhee, President of the Odisha State Swimming Association. Shree Dipankar Mohapatra, C.E.O. Hockey Promotion Council of Odisha was the Chief Guest of the inaugural ceremony, Douglas Eagar, the Director of The Inspire Institute of Sports, Odisha was the Guest of Honour of the ceremony. On the first day 10 events were conducted .

Vadra Satpathy ( U-18) from Odisha stood first in 200m freestyle event, Katyayini Singh ( U-15)from Bihar secured first position in 200m freestyle, Bhumi ( U-18) Gupta from Chhattisgarh got 1st prize in 100m back stroke, Riddhima Pallavi Tiwari ( U-15) from Jharkhand secured first position in 100m backstroke. Dibyanka Dibyajyoti Pradhan from Odisha ( U-18) took the honours in 100m butterfly event. Arpita Samal from Odisha ( U-15 ) stood first im 100m butterfly event. Mannata Mishra from Odisha ( U-18) bagged the first position in 200m Individual Medley event.

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