Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (LocalWire) Two Odia sportswomen on Tuesday brought glory to the state by bagging medals in two different events.
Chess master Padmini Rout, 24, clinched the gold at Asian Continental Chess Championship at Makati in Philippines by securing 7 points from a total of 9 rounds.
She also qualified for the Women’s World Chess Championships scheduled to be held in 2020.
Meanwhile, ace swimmer Pratyasa Ray won the silver medal at the ongoing 64th National School Games Swimming Championships at Talkotra Stadium in Delhi.
She clocked 2.34:79 minutes in U-17 girls 200 metre backstroke events,
Ray will also compete in the 100 and 50 metre backstroke events on Dec 18 and 19 respectively.