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AAC 2017: Odia sprinter Dutee Chand wins bronze medal in 100m event

Dutee Chand

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.

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