Sprinter Srabani Nanda Becomes First Indian Athlete To Compete Amid COVID-19
Born on May 7, 1991, 29-year-old Srabani Nanda hails from
Kandhamal District of Odhisha has become the first
Indian to compete amidst a pandemic by participating in
the track and field race event. Nanda participated in the
100m meet at the Velocity Fest organised in
Jamaica. Nanda, who was training under and
representing MVP Track Club, completed the race in
11.78 seconds, acquiring the third place .
The Velocity Fest also featured Olympic Sprint champions
Elaine Thompson Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.