Dutee Chand scripts new national record but misses Olympic qualification mark by a whisker

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand on Monday scripted a new national record within the ladies’s 100m with a time of 11.17 seconds within the ongoing Indian Grand Prix (IGP) 4 in Patiala.

Dutee, nonetheless, missed the Olympic qualification time by 0.02 seconds.

“NEW NATIONAL RECORD- @DuteeChand women’s 100m sprint 11.17s (Olympic Qualification time 11.15s),” Athletics Federation of India (AFI) tweeted.

Sports Authority of India (SAI) congratulated Dutee for attaining the feat.

“Many congratulations to @DuteeChand for creating a new national record in the women’s 100m with a time of 11.17 seconds at the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala,” SAI media tweeted.

Earlier within the day, the Indian Women 4X100m relay staff spearheaded by star sprinters Hima Das and Dutee created a national record within the ongoing Indian Grand Prix (IGP) 4 in Patiala.

Hima, Dutee, Dhanalakshmi, and Archana Suseentran clocked a time of 43.37 seconds — 5 seconds lower than the earlier greatest — to attain the feat.

Meanwhile, Tokyo-bound discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur is gearing up her preparations for the showpiece occasion. The 25-year-old broke the national record — for the second time within the final 4 months — on the similar occasion.

Kamalpreet hurled the discus 66.59m, comfortably shattering her personal earlier national record of 65.06m set in March final year on the ultimate day of the Federation Cup.

She remains to be the primary Indian lady to breach the elusive 65m mark and now she has accomplished it twice within the hole of 4 months.

Kamalpreet’s throws on the Indian Grand Prix IV have been: 63.41m x x 62.33m 66.59m x. Sports Authority of India (SAI) additionally congratulates Kamalpreet on the feat.

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