Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has introduced a money award of Rs 1.5 crore for javelin thrower Kishore Kumar Jena who has clinched a silver medal on the ongoing Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China. With a private better of 87.54m, Kishore has additionally certified for Paris Olympics.
With this silver, Kishore has created a historic second for the state and nation and introduced laurels for the nation and can stay etched within the sports activities historical past of the nation, the Chief Minister’s Workplace stated in an announcement.
“The award is in recognition of his stellar efficiency, his perseverance and dedication. I congratulate him on his win on the Asian Video games and likewise qualifying for the Paris Olympics. Kishore’s triumph not solely displays private excellence but additionally serves as an inspiration for budding athletes throughout the nation,” CMO quoted Patnaik as saying.
The chief minister additionally assured all assist for Kishore for his preparation for Olympics subsequent yr.
On Wednesday, Kishore gave the Olympic and world champion Neeraj Chopra a scare within the javelin last, although the latter prevailed the extreme duel to defend his Asian Video games gold.