Dutee Chand qualifies for 100m semi-final event

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand qualified for the women’s 100-metre semi-finals at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday.

The young sprinter clocked 11.38 seconds in the second heat of the qualifying event and beat Kazakhstan’s Olga Safronov (11.46) and Uzbekistan’s Nigina Sharipova (11.59).

Dutee had broken her national 100 metres mark by clocking 11.29 secs in the semi-finals on the final day of the Inter-State Athletics Championships in Guwahati on June 29 this year.

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