Athlete Jayanti Behera has won more laurels for Odisha and the country at the ongoing Asian Para Games-2018 in Jakarta.
She bagged silver by clocking 59.71 seconds in 400 m sprint event on Thursday.
China’s Li Lu clinched the gold with a timing of 58.39 seconds, Japan’s Shigemoto Sae clocked 59.74 seconds to win bronze medal.
Jayanti had bagged a bronze medal in 200 m race on Tuesday. 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.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday had announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for Jayanti. He also congratulated her and said that Odisha was proud of her achievement.