Chandigarh-Akshdeep Singh & Manju Rani of Punjab received the primary place in each the Men and Women classes of the 20 km stroll of the continuing eleventh National Open Walk Racing Competition at Chandigarh and introduced glory to the title of the state.
Three of the primary 5 positions within the Men’s class had been bagged by athletes from Punjab and two of the primary 4 positions within the Women’s class had been bagged by athletes from Punjab.
Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer congratulated each the profitable Athletes and stated that they’ve introduced laurels to the title of the state with their efficiency. He stated that Akshdeep Singh of Kahneke village of Barnala district, is the National document holder and has additionally certified for the Paris Olympic Games. Similarly, Manju Rani of village Khaira Khurd in Mansa district received a Bronze medal within the Hangzhou Asian Games apart from setting a nationwide document.
He stated that the State Government led by Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann is making steady efforts to make Punjab shine once more on the sports activities map. Recently, the Chief Minister honoured Manju Rani with a prize cash of Rs. 50 lakh whereas Akshdeep Singh was honoured with a prize cash of Rs. 5 lakh for qualifying for the Olympics.
In the continuing championship at Sukhna Lake as we speak, Akshdeep Singh received the Gold medal with a time of 1.19.38 within the Men’s 20 km stroll. Punjab’s Arshpreet Singh got here fourth and Sahil got here fifth. In the ladies’s class, Manju Rani clocked 1.33.00 to received the Gold Medal medal, whereas one other athlete from Punjab, Ramandeep Kaur, completed fourth.