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Assam girl Tunlai Narzary clinches gold in shot put in China

Assam girl Tunlai Narzary clinched the gold medal in shot put at the World Police & Fire Games held at Chengdu in China on August 13.

Narzary who represents the 20th Assam Police (IR) Battalion hit a record 13.83 metre in women’s shot put event.

Hailing from Ghilaguri Dotma village in Kokrajhar, Nazzary earlier participated at the 22nd Tatyana Kolpakova Memorial International Athletics Meet which was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan recently.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal congratulated the athlete for bringing laurels to the state. The chief minister, through a statement, said that the Assamese youngster working in the 20th Assam Police (IR) Battalion had set a glowing example of hard work and dedication to add to the state’s list of sporting accomplishments at the international stage.

Tunlai’s achievements would be able to inspire the budding sportspersons in the state to aim for excellence and make the world aware about the state’s sporting prowess, he said.

The chief minister also hoped that Tunlai would be able to repeat her stupendous success at all future events and the shot putter would keep making the people of the state and the country proud by her achievements at the world stage.

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