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GOLD MEDALS, A NR & PBs: RF ODISHA HPC ATHLETES SPARKLE

GOLD MEDALS, A NR & PBs: RF ODISHA HPC ATHLETES SPARKLE

Athletes from the Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High Performance Centre (HPC), based at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar, gave further evidence of their exceptional progress at the Federation Cup in Calicut, Kerala earlier this week. Three of the ten athletes from the HPC that participated at the meet – Amlan Borgohain, Jyothi Yarraji and Siddhanth Thingalaya returned with Gold medals, while another, Moumita Mondal won a silver. Several other athletes from the HPC recorded Personal Bests (PBs) and a couple narrowly missed out on medals, giving coach Head Coach James Hillier plenty of reason to be proud of his wards, while ruing the missed opportunities that could have delivered a higher medal count.

Reliance Foundation Development League to start from April 15th

Reliance Foundation Development League to start from April 15th

Mumbai, April 7, 2022: Seven clubs from the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) will be joined by a team from Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) for the inaugural Reliance Foundation Development League (RFDL) in Goa from April 15 to May 12, it was announced today. Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, Jamshedpur FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC have confirmed their participation for this first of its kind initiative in India that will provide a unique opportunity for emerging players to compete against the best talent in their age group from across the country.

“VIBRANT, ENERGISING ENVIRONMENT”: RELIANCE FOUNDATION ODISHA ATHLETICS HPC HEAD COACH REFLECTS ON GAINS FROM PERFORMANCE GRADED RACE SERIES

“VIBRANT, ENERGISING ENVIRONMENT”: RELIANCE FOUNDATION ODISHA ATHLETICS HPC HEAD COACH REFLECTS ON GAINS FROM PERFORMANCE GRADED RACE SERIES

Athletes from the Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High Performance Centre (HPC) produced a remarkable 17 Personal Best (PB) timings at the finale of the Performance Graded Race series held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar last week. The unique concept of Performance Graded Races, introduced by HPC Head Coach James Hillier, is a significant departure from practice. It features athletes competing against each other entirely on the basis of their timings, irrespective of age or sex.

‘EXTREMELY INSPIRATIONAL’: CM NAVEEN PATNAIK’S VISIT PROVIDES BOOST OF CONFIDENCE AT RELIANCE FOUNDATION ODISHA ATHLETICS HPC

‘EXTREMELY INSPIRATIONAL’: CM NAVEEN PATNAIK’S VISIT PROVIDES BOOST OF CONFIDENCE AT RELIANCE FOUNDATION ODISHA ATHLETICS HPC

Bhubaneswar, February 22: Odisha Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik interacted with athletes from the Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High Performance Centre (HPC) during his recent visit to the Kalinga Stadium to inspect the progress of the ongoing construction of the indoor track facility. The HPC, a collaborative effort of the Odisha Government and Reliance Foundation, began operations in 2019 and 50 athletes are currently training at the Centre. Mr Patnaik expressed the hope that the indoor facility will be a "major boost for the development of athletics in India and will become a hub to create champions in the coming years” and wished athletes from the HPC the very best for the future.

“IMPROVE EVERYTHING A LITTLE BIT”: RELIANCE FOUNDATION ODISHA ATHLETICS HPC HEAD COACH TO STAR SPRINTER AMLAN BORGOHAIN

“IMPROVE EVERYTHING A LITTLE BIT”: RELIANCE FOUNDATION ODISHA ATHLETICS HPC HEAD COACH TO STAR SPRINTER AMLAN BORGOHAIN

Amlan Borgohain, who produced a spectacular run at the National Open Athletics in Warangal last year in the 200m to win Gold, is taking impressive strides forward in the 100m sprint as well. The 23-year old, who has made rapid progress since he started training at the Reliance Foundation Odisha High Performance Centre (HPC) at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar in 2019, clinched silver at the 81st All India Inter-University Athletics Championship for Men in Mangalore in the 100m earlier this month, producing timings of 10.58, 10,55 and 10.50 seconds in his three races over the competition.

ON THE UP AND UP: TEENAGE SHUTTLER ADITI BHATT MAKES HEADS TURN ON SENIOR DEBUT

ON THE UP AND UP: TEENAGE SHUTTLER ADITI BHATT MAKES HEADS TURN ON SENIOR DEBUT

For an intense hour on court, Aditi Bhatt and Busanan Ongbamrungphan were simply competitors. No More. No Less. In the heat of battle, it was forgotten that the 18-year old Indian was only playing her fourth match at the senior level, while the 25-year old Thai player was ranked 13 in the world and had just competed at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. India and Thailand were locking horns in a group stage tie of the Uber Cup in Aarhus, Denmark. Thailand had already won the first two matches and when Ongbamrungphan won the first game of the third match against Aditi 21-16, the result seemed a foregone formality.

11 PERSONAL BESTS, 3 MEDALS – RELIANCE FOUNDATION ODISHA HPC ATHLETES CONTINUE PROGRESS AT U-23 NATIONALS

11 PERSONAL BESTS, 3 MEDALS – RELIANCE FOUNDATION ODISHA HPC ATHLETES CONTINUE PROGRESS AT U-23 NATIONALS

Eight athletes from the Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High Performance Centre (HPC) based at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar registered a total of 11 Personal Best (PB) timings at the Under-23 National Athletics championships in New Delhi last week. MD Alamgir Hossain in the 400m, Moumita Mondal in the 100m hurdles and Swadhin Majhi in the High Jump returned with bronze medals, capping off a memorable season for athletes from the HPC.