OCA to give cash prize to Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship winners

Pramila Kirsani won gold in 53kg youth girls category

Cuttack: Oct 12, 2011

In a goodwill gesture to encourage sportspersons of the state, Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) has announced cash prizes of Rs 50,000 each for gold medal winners in the ongoing Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships at Cape Town, South Africa.

OCA secretary Asirbad Behera said in a statement that Minati Das, Pramila Kirsani and Achyutananda Sahu who won gold medals on the first day of the event yesterday would receive the cash prize after their return here from South Africa.

Minati Das of Berhampur won three gold medals — in snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift of 100 kg in 44kg youth girls category.

Pramila Kirsani won gold in 53kg youth girls category while Achyutananda Sahu bagged the yellow metal in 62kg youth boys. (PTI)