Tokyo: India’s national record holder in women’s 100m, Dutee Chand, falls short of striding her way to the next round as she finishes seventh with a timing of 11.54s in heat 5️.
The 25-year-old from Odisha was seeded alongside seven other athletes in Heat 5 of Women’s 100m on the very first day of Athletics at the Tokyo Olympics. The legendary Shelly Ann-Fraser Pryce of Jamaica won the Heat quite comfortably with a time of 10.84. She was followed by Ajla del Ponte of Switzerland and Grace Nzubechi Nwokocha of Nigeria.
After seven rounds of Heats, Dutee Chand failed to qualify for the semi-finals and will now focus on her other event, 200m.
Dutee Chand, ranked 48th in the world had a personal best timing of 11.17 going into the Olympics, which she set this season itself.
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