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Ankita wins 3 medals at World Transplant Games

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Ankita wins 3 medals at World Transplant Games

Sunday, 15 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Ankita Srivastava player of Madhya Pradesh gave impressive performance at, the World Transplant Games. She won three medals at the World Championship.

The championship was held at United Kingdom. Here on Saturday she met  Director Sports and Youth Welfare S. L. Thoussen. Director of sports, Thoussen congratulated Ankita for her great achievement at the World Transplant Games. He congratulated Ankita and said that by winning three medals at the Olympic level World Transplant Games, Ankita of Bhopal has made the country and the State proud. Sports Director Thoussen praised Ankita's great performance and described her as a source of inspiration for organ donors.

It is noteworthy that Ankita has donated 74 percent liver to her mother. Ankita Srivastava represented the country in athletics with a gold jump of 3.61 meters and won the first gold and the second gold medal by throwing 31.7 meters in child throw. Apart from this, Ankita won the silver in the 100m race and won the third medal. She is the first Indian woman player to achieve this feat.

Meanwhile, in West Zone Fencing Championship 2019 Madhya Pradesh won three gold, one silver and one bronze medal. On the very first day of the West Zone Fencing Championship being played in Nashik (Maharashtra), Madhya Pradesh players performed brilliantly to capture three gold, one silver and one bronze medals. Madhya Pradesh won gold in the EP Boys and Girls team and Saber Girls team on the first day, while silver in the foil boys team and bronze in the foil girls team.

Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jeetu Patwari and Director Sports and Youth Welfare S.L. Thousen has expressed happiness and congratulations and best wishes to the medal winning players.

In the championship being played in Nashik, the EP boys team, Amit Singh Gusai, Ankur Jain, Shankar Pandey and Ankit Borde clinched the gold medal unilaterally. In the girls' team, Arunima Srivastava, Khushi, Pooja and Anjali's Czech won gold. In the Saber Girls team, Purna, Raksha, Riya Garg and Kanika Mishra won gold medals in the thrilling final. The team of foil boys team Satyam, Herschel, Sanketha, while traveling to the finals, had to settle for silver and the team of Nisha Tayde, Srishti Sen, Prerna and Kavya in bronze foil girls team.

At the same time, the Saber boys team has confirmed the medal by reaching the semi-finals. Individual events will be played after the team event in the championship.It is noteworthy that the Fencing team of Madhya Pradesh consists of 17 players.

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