Pala: Sandra Babu of Mathirappilly Government VHSS and Abhishek Mathew of Mar Basil HSS, Kothamangalam won the Mathrubhumi gold medal for best athletes at the State School Athletics Meet concluded here on Monday.

Education Minister C Raveendranath handed them over the medals.  

While Sandra clinched a double gold (junior girls’ long jump, triple jump), Abhishek emerged the individual champion in Junior boy’s category by completing a triple (400m, 1500m and 800m).