61st Odisha State Swimming Championship

The 61st Odisha State Swimming Championship held at the world-class Biju Patnaik Swimming Pool Complex within the Kalinga Stadium saw a total of 198 athletes from 16 districts of Odisha competing in 140 events over the two-day meet. Despite the challenging conditions due to the ensuing Cyclone Gulab, the all-weather pool pulled off a successful state meet owing to the recent renovation to this iconic facility and the efforts of the Odisha Swimming Association and Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha. Mannata Mishra, Divyanka Divyajyoti Pradhan, Jadu Budek won 10 medals each, competing in both junior and senior categories while Pratyasa Ray and Shubrahnsh Patra won 5 medals each in the senior category.