Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Sports activities and Youth Companies Minister TK Behera felicitated Javelin star Kishore Kumar Jena for his stellar efficiency on the not too long ago concluded Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China.
Jena clinched the silver medal within the Asian Video games with a private better of 87.54 m, additionally securing his place within the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024. The one athlete to outperform him within the occasion was his Indian teammate Neeraj Chopra, who bagged the gold.
Behera felicitated Jena at a operate held on the Tennis Centre within the Kalinga Sports activities Advanced on Monday.
The felicitation ceremony was attended by Chairman Hockey Promotion Council Dilip Tirkey, Director Sports activities Siddhartha Das, officers of the Odisha Olympic Affiliation, the Sports activities Division, coaches and athletes.
The minister lauded Jena as an inspiration for his onerous work and for bringing worldwide recognition to Odisha.
Behera stated, “Jena’s hard work and dedication have truly shone a spotlight on sports in Odisha, making us all incredibly proud. He has made exceptional growth as an athlete in the last few years and stands as a shining example for our youth, showing them that with determination, anything is possible. I am certain he will bring many more accolades to India and Odisha including the upcoming Paris Olympics in 2024.”.
The minister additionally assured assist for Jena for his preparations for the upcoming Paris Olympics.