Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday congratulated Odia girl Shriyanka Sadangi who made the state proud once again by winning gold in 10m Air Riflewomen individual event and silver medal in the team event at the prestigious Junior International Shooting Championship-2012 held at Suhl in Germany yesterday.
In his congratulatory message, Patnaik said that Shriyanka, besides bringing laurels for the state and the nation, has been a source of inspiration for the buddingshooters.
Shriyanka had scored 398 out of 400 and had won the Bronze medal in the team event at the 22nd Meeting of Shooting Hopes at Plzen in Czech Republic last week.
She had also won two silver medals in Individual and Team events in Arab Women’s Shooting Championship-2012 held at Sharjah on February 8-9 this year; and a silvermedal in the 10m Air Rifle Women’s Junior Team category in the final of the 12th Asian Shooting Championship at Doha, Qatar on January 16 this year besides gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle team event in the Asian Air-Gun Championship held at Kuwait in October 2011.
Born to Colonel Sitanshu Charan Sadangi and Sudha Sadangi, Shriyanka considers Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra as her role model and aims to emulate Bindra'shistoric feat in future.