Dutee Chand Wins Bronze Medal in Asian Athletics Championships
Dutee Chand clinched the bronze medal in the 100m event at the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar.
India’s star sprinter Dutee Chand, who is embroiled in a gender case, clinched the bronze medal in the 100m event at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
Chand recorded a timing of 11.52 seconds, while Kazakhstan’s Viktoriya Zyabkin and Olga Safronova took the gold and silver medals with a timing of 11.39 seconds and 11.45 seconds respectively.
Dutee had qualified for the final round of women's 100m dash after finishing second in the semi-finals (heat two) with a timing of 11.56 seconds while another Odisha athlete Amiya Kumar Mallick was disqualified after a false start in men's 100m sprint.
India bagged four gold medals on day two of the Asian Athletics Championships.
I will not say that I am disappointed. I am happy with a bronze in front of my home crowd and I will take it. I thought I would at least qualify for the World Championships but could not do it due to rain. The conditions are not good for 100m dash.Dutee Chand
Dutee's coach N Ramesh said:
We knew that these two Kazakh athletes are better runners. There personal bests are better than that of Dutee’s, just above 11 seconds. We are happy we got a medal in front of home crowd. That is a must.N Ramesh
(With inputs from PTI)
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