Bhubaneswar: In another success, Odia sprinter Dutee Chand won gold in women’s 200-metre event at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships at Ranchi on Sunday.
Dutee clocked 23.17 seconds to cross the finish line in the event.
Today i won 100mts gold medal with breaking own 100 metres national sprint record with a timing of 11.22 seconds at 59th National Open Athletics Championships 2019 in Ranchi. pic.twitter.com/TkGWxkiSvJ
— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) October 11, 2019
On Friday, Dutee shattered the 100-meter national record time of 11.22 seconds in semis after breaking her previous record 11.26 seconds.
Notably, Dutee’s previous record, which she held jointly with Rachita Mistry who set it in 2000, was 11.26 seconds. Dutee had set the record at the Asian Championships in Doha in April this year.