Punshisana wins gold at Athens Special Olympic games

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IMPHAL, July 7: M Punshisana of Manipur has bagged gold medal in women half marathon at the recently concluded Special Olympic World Summer Games-2011 held at Athens, Greece from June 24 to July 5.

She also bagged fourth position in the women’s 3000 m race in the Special Olympic games.

Another disabled from Manipur W Pritam, who was a member of the Indian Handball team in the Games bagged silver medal.

Ch Abung and Sajahao Dongel also took part in the Games as member of the Indian football team’

The Games also had another participant from Manipur, Huirem Chaoba Singh, who represented India as a coach.

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