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Manisha Kerketta of Simdega district of Jharkhand won the silver medal in the 54 kg girls category at the IBA Junior World Boxing Championship being held in Armenia on December 3, 2023.
- It may be noted that the Junior World Boxing Championship 2023 was organized in Yerevan, Armenia from November 24 to December 4, 2023. In this prestigious global competition, 448 young talents from 58 countries showcased their talent in 26 weight categories.
- Jharkhand's Manisha Kerketta lost to Kazakhstan's Ayazan Sidik in the final match of 54 kg girls category and had to be satisfied with the silver medal.
- It is worth mentioning that Manisha Kerketta of Konpala Pandripani village of Simdega district of Jharkhand has become the first female player from Jharkhand to win a silver medal in the World Junior Boxing Championship after 23 years.
- Manisha Kerketta is a trainee of 'Jharkhand State Sports Promotion Society' (JSSPS), a sports academy run by the joint initiative of CCL & Jharkhand Government, since 2018 and is taking training from instructor Dronacharya Awardee Captain Braj Bhushan Mohanty.
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Sarita Kumari of Jharkhand won the gold medal in the sprint event in the National Track Cycling Championship held at Sido Kanhu Velodrome Stadium, Khelgaon Ranchi under the joint aegis of Indian Cycling Federation of India and Jharkhand Cycling Association on December 3, 2023.
- It is worth mentioning that the 75th Senior Women & Men, 52nd Junior and 38th Sub Junior Boys & Girls National Track Cycling Championship is being organized at Sido Kanhu Velodrome Stadium, Khelgaon Ranchi under the joint auspices of Indian Cycling Federation of India and Jharkhand Cycling Association.
- International cyclist Sarita Kumari, resident of Lohardaga district of Jharkhand, has so far won many medals in junior national level Khelo India etc. competitions.
- Sarita Kumari had won the gold medal in the mass start cycling competition in the sub-junior girls category and the silver medal in the time trial (10 km) in the two-day Khelo India Cycling Women's League held from November 26 to 27, 2022 in Chandigarh.
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