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Dilip Tirkey to raise his voice against disqualification of Srabani, Amiya

Dilip TirkeySrabani Nanda and Amiya Mallick had bagged gold in the one-day Indian Gran Prix, began at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, which was conducted to give Indian athletes a chance to qualify for the Olympics in August.

However, the timings of the two Odia sprinters were recorded manually due to a sudden power off at the time of the event.

Amiya created a national record with timing of 10.09 seconds to bag gold, Srabani clocked 11.23 seconds to bag gold in the 100-metre event for women in first day of the Indian Grand Prix.

But the record were not acceptable by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) due to manual timings instead of electronic timers. BJD MP Dilip Tirkey will raise his voice in Rajya Sabha against the disqualification of two Odia sprinters.

BJD MP Bhupinder Singh has written a letter to the Union Sports Minister demanding a re-test for both the Odia runners.

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