Shri Vishal Kumar Dev, IAS

Commissioner - cum - Secretary

Shri R. Vineel Krishna, IAS

Director

Shri Naveen Patnaik

Hon'ble Chief Minister

Shri Chandra Sarathi Behera

Hon'ble Minister

Sports Person Details

Minati Mohapatra
Vill/PO -Charishri, Puri Sadar, Dist- Puri
Minati had exhibited her precocious talent in Athletics and Cycling
Sport Type: Cycling
District: PURI
Particulars: Her winning a medal in cycling in 1970 National Games marked the beginning of an illustrious career, which culminated in 1980 when she won the Countrys highest sports award. In the intervening years showing great determination, grit and courage, Minati Mohapatra reigned the National Cycling scene as the undisputed National champion from 1972 to 1979. Her irresistible desire to excel and indomitable spirit helped her to win 4 Gold Medals in Track events and 1 Gold in 17.5 kms. Road Race in Indo-Sri Lanka Cycling Meet at Colombo in 1979 that earned for her the sobriquet Flying Queen