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13-yr-old from Thane runs to fame, indeed

DNMUM179480 | 7/23/2010 | Author : Deepti Acharya | WC :186 | Sports

Soham Diwadkar bags 1st prize in running at state athletics contest

Soham Diwadkar, 13, a Thanekar has bagged the first position in running at the recently-held Maharashtra state-level athletics championship in Balewadi, Pune.
Prior to this, Soham had earned two gold medals (one in long jump and running each) along with a special prize as best athlete at the Mumbai district athletics championship held in June. Soham participated in under-14 boys’ category and ran 100 metres race at the state-level championship. He took 12 minutes and 23 seconds to reach the finishing line for 100 metres.
He has stood first and bagged a gold medal at the state level. Soham, a standard ninth student of Saraswati English School in Thane, said, “I am happy that I stood first at the state level athletics. I have be
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