Dutee Chand Tops Heat, Qualifies for 200m Semis With Hima Das
Hima and Dutee’s timings in their respective heats were just 0.10 seconds apart!
Indian athletes Dutee Chand and Hima Das qualified for the women's 200 metres semi-finals at the 18th Asian Games on Tuesday, 28 August.
Dutee won Heat 4 with a time of 23.37 seconds, sending her directly in the semi-finals.
She was second in the overall standings at the end of the first round, behind Nigina Sharipova of Uzbekistan, who won Heat 3 with a personal best time of 23.31.
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Hima clocked 23.47 to finish fourth in Heat 2, just 200th of a second short of a direct semis berth as Marie Knot of the Philippines took the third spot with 23.45.
But the sprinter from Assam earned a berth the semi-finals as one of the fastest losers in the heats as she was seventh in the overall standings.
The semi-final is scheduled to be held at 5:20 pm IST on Tuesday, 28 August.
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