Supriti Kachhap, a 19-year-old, has set a new Athletics Federation of India national youth record.
Within 9 minutes and 46.14 seconds, breaking the past record mark of 9 minutes and 50.54 seconds, she won the gold in the girls’ 3000m race at the Khelo India Youth Games in Panchkula.
Supriti, daughter of Balmati Devi, is a resident of the Gumla district in Jharkhand. In 2003, Devi including Supriti had suffered a jolt in life due to the Naxal attack on them resulting in the brutal killing of her father Ramsevak Oraon.
Supriti, backed by her mother, loved running since her days of childhood. Devi brought her up motivating her to live for her passion -running. Now both she and her mother who miss Ramsevak Oraon are proud of him.