Kokrajhar, February 10, 2020:

Assam girl Thunlai Narzary who brought pride to Assam by clinching Gold in Shot Put at an international platform, has received the prestigious Sports Personality Award on Monday in Kokrajhar.

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Narzary was honored at the 18th Bodoland Day celebrations held in Assam’s Kokrajhar on Monday. It may be mentioned here that Thunlai Narzary of Assam Police had clinched the Gold medal in Shot Put at the World Police & Fire Games held at Chengdu in China.

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Hailing from Ghilaguri Dotma village in Kokrajhar, Narzary had also participated at the 22nd Tatyana Kolpakova Memorial International Athletics Meet which was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she achieved the feat at a record of 13.83 m in women’s shot put.

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The Kokrajhar girl started her sports career with a 100-m sprinter and later joined the Sports Authority of India‘s (SAI)‘s Kokrajhar centre in 2008. Her first international competition was in 2013 when she was named in the Indian contingent for the second South Asian Junior Athletics Championship. The competition was held in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

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