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CWG 2022: Sprinter Dutee Chand Fails to Qualify for 100m Final in Birmingham

Commonwealth Games 2022: The 26-year-old clocked 11:55s in her heats to finish fourth and was ranked 27th overall.

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CWG 2022: Sprinter Dutee Chand Fails to Qualify for 100m Final in Birmingham
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Indian sprinter Dutee Chand failed to qualify for the women’s 100m final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old clocked 11:55s in her heat to finish fourth behind Michelle-Lee-Aye (11:14s) of Trinidad and Tobago, Tynia Gaither (11:19s) of Bahamas and Joy Chinenye Udo Gabriel (11:43s) of Nigeria, who bagged the first three spots respectively.

Michelle-Lee-Aye, Tynia and Joy, thus, earned direct qualification while Dutee, who finished fourth had to wait for the rest of the results from other heats to know her fate.
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The top-three in each heat earn direct qualification to the final while the next three fastest from the overall list bag qualification to advance into the semi-finals.

However, there was no luck for Dutee, who ranked 27th in the overall list as she was far from impressive to even secure a place amongst the next-three fastest sprinters.

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Alisha Rees (11.36s) of Scotland, Singapore’s Veronica Shanti Pereira, who set a personal best of 11.48s, and Hannah Brier (11.48s) of Wales were the other three sprinters to have secured a spot for themselves the 100m semi-finals.

The women’s 100m semi-finals and the final will commence at 11pm IST on Wednesday.

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Topics:  CWG   2022 Commonwealth Games   CWG 2022 

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