Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

1. Considering the buzz the historic gold medal generated, one can safely assume that Hima caught the nation’s imagination when she became the first Indian to win a track event at a world competition.

2. Hima’s confidence and grit work in her favor on the track, but need to be managed so that she doesn’t train beyond her physical capacity.

3. Spotted last January, the girl from a remote village in Assam has made light of the hardships of staying alone in Guwahati to break one barrier after another.

4. Hima’s shining 400m gold at the World U20 Championships has provided a ray of hope for India’s sporting aspirations.

5. Her rise, which has attracted skeptical scrutiny, is nothing short of magical.

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  1. Mayank Khanna

    All others talk about Hima and her preparation individually.
    Be it her hardship or the point she got noticed.However, 4 seems to give macro level view of how her medal give India hope.

    1. TG.Prabhat

      Hi Mayank, sentence 1 also mentions Hima’s win having caught the nation’s imagination. Do check my explanation to see a more robust differentiating factor. It’s excellent that you are trying hard to think through your answers. Practice begets perfection 🙂

  2. TG.Prabhat

    The answer is 2. It is the only sentence that does not incorporate an overt sense of achievement, while also specifying some of Hima’s qualities. It has an aspect of cautiousness about it.

    Pranshu, Samyak and Prakash- Well done! 🙂

    Mayank, Abhipri and Priyanka, reach out in case you have any doubts.

    And take a shot at today’s question:

  3. The answer will be 2 since the need to mention about controlling her physical exertion is not as well connected as the other sentences regarding her historic win

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