Tunlai Narzary: Assam Shot-Putter Wins Gold In China

Tunlai Narzary

Another girl from Assam showed stellar talent at the international level. Tunlai Narzary of Assam Police has recently clinched the Gold medal in Shot Put at the World Police & Fire Games held at Chengdu in China. Tunlai represented India from Assam Police team. The athlete is a cop and she is stationed in the 20th Battalion of the Assam Police, Northeast India 24 reported.

Tunlai, who hails from Gilaguri village of Dotma in Kokrajhar district of Assam, has earlier won Gold medals in North East Olympic, 22nd International Competitions of Tatyana Kalpakova, Bishkek, Kyrgystan in Kazakhstan, making the country proud with her stellar performance. She also achieved the feat at a record of 13.83 m in women’s shot put.

The year 2013 marked as her first international competition when she represented in the Indian contingent for the second South Asian Junior Athletics Championship. The competition was held in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Key Takeaways

  • Tunlai Narzary of Assam Police won gold in Shot Put at the World Police & Fire Games
  • Tunlai works in Assam Police (IR) Battalion
  • Tunlai won another gold in North East Olympic, Kazakhstan

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Starting a career

Tunlai kick-started her sports career as a 100-m sprinter and later joined the Sports Authority of India’s Kokrajhar centre in 2008. Again in 2013, she clinched a gold medal with a throw of 12.09m in women’s shot put in the National Inter-Zonal Athletics Championship held in Kerala. She bettered her performance further and secured the first position in the East Zone Athletics Championship held in Ranchi.

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Recent achievement

More recently, Tunlai was a gold medallist in Shot Put at the 1st North East Olympic Games. The competition was held in Manipur in 2018.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday congratulated the athlete for bringing laurels to the state.

Looking ahead

Tunlai is now eyeing on the Asian Games and Olympics to be held in 2020 in Tokyo city of Japan.

Feature Image Credit: Assam Police/Twitter

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