Sports roundup: Odisha senior and junior hockey teams dominate

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Odisha senior hockey team
Odisha senior hockey team along with coach Lazarus Barla. (Image: sports_odisha)

Odisha’s junior and senior teams are dominating the national hockey championships with two successive wins for both the sides.

The senior team started their national championship campaign in Jhansi by beating Himachal Pradesh 18-0. Dipti Lakra starred for Odisha by scoring six goals.

In the second match, the odisha team defeated Chhatisgarh 3-0. Janhabi Pradhan, Dipti Lakra and Khusbu Kujur scored one each for Odisha.

On the other hand, the Odisha junior team too has started on a dominating note after beating Himachal 12-0 in the first match, and in the second league game beat Chattisgarh 9-0 in Simdega.

Double crown for Kabir

Starting his campaign as a qualifier, Odisha tennis ace Kabir Hans won both the singles and doubles titles to clinch a double crown at the AITA Men’s one-lakh tennis tournament in Solan, Himachal Pradesh.

State wrestling

Odisha State Wrestling Championship 2021 took place at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on October 19 and 20. As many as 65 competitors bagged honours in the two-day competition.

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