CM Congratulates Purnima Hembram For Clinching Gold At Asian Indoor Meet

**Bhubaneswar: ** Purnima Hembram, Odisha’s sprinter has brought laurels to the country as she clinched the only gold in the women’s pentathlon event at the 5th Asian Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.

CM Naveen Patnaik congratulated her through his Twitter handle and stated that all are proud of her.

MP Baijayant Panda termed Purnima Hembram as a rising star among Indian athletes from Odisha in his Twitter handle.

Hembram gave India the golden start in the Games. The 24-year-old, who is the Asian championship bronze medalist in 2015 and 2017 and Asian Junior Champion in 2012, finished with 4,062 points to clinch the gold medal.