Congratulate Jayanti Behera for winning bronze medal in 200 metre sprint at the @asianpg2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia. #Odisha is proud of your achievement. Happy to announce ?10 lakh prize for her. #OdishaForIndia
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 9, 2018
Jayanti grabbed the third spot with a timing of 27.45 seconds. China’s Li Lu came first clocking 25.82 seconds and Wang Yanping, also of China, second with 26.45 seconds.
India has four gold, six silver and 10 bronze medals to its name at the ongoing Para Asian Games.
Jayanti, whose’s left hand and waist were burnt in a fire mishap when she was just one-year-old, had won the silver medal in 100-meter race at Asian Youth Para Games-2017 in Dubai.
A native of Sakhigopal Gurukul in Puri district, she had earlier clinched gold in 400-metre race at the World Junior Para Athletic Championships held in Nottwil, Switzerland, in August 2017 and also at the China Open Para Athletics Grand Prix.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted congratulating her for the feat.
Heartiest Congratulations to Para Athlete Jayanti Behera for clinching Bronze Medal at @asianpg2018 in 200m Sprint Event. She has made India & Odisha proud with her determination. Her performance is an inspiration for all. https://t.co/qmlHenQwWv
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) October 9, 2018