DUTEE CLINCHES SILVER IN 100M DASH ON DEBUT AT JAKARTA

DUTEE CLINCHES SILVER IN 100M DASH ON DEBUT AT JAKARTA

Dutee Chand (born 3 February 1996) is an Indian professional Sprinter and current national champion in the women’s 100m event.  She is the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women’s 100 meters event at the Summer Olympic Games.

Star Indian sprinter Dutee Chand clinched silver in women’s 100m dash in the Asian Games to win the country’s first medal in 20 years since 1998 in this event.  Running in lane number 7, Dutte clocked 11.32 seconds, a tad below her national record of 11.29 seconds. Odiong Edidiong of Bahrain won the gold in 11.30 while Wei Yongli of China took the bronze in 11.33 in a close finish.

Life was a full circle for Dutee Chand.  This Odisha athlete was left out of the meets in 2014 for failing a hyperandrogenism test, emerged as the 2nd fastest woman in Asian at Jakarta.  It was the biggest medal of her career.  She was unfortunate to miss the gold by a whisker.  Dutee is the first since PT Usha to win a silver medal in 100m. at the Asian Games.

Congratulations and warm wishes from all Indian.

Read more about Dutee Chand: https://www.bangalorean.com/sports/dutee-chand-silver-womens-200/

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