Sprinter Dutee Chand shares her emotions after losing her first race in Olympics


Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s sprint queen Dutee Chand today took to her social media handle to share her feeling after she lost the women’s 100m heat 5 event at Tokyo Olympics today.

Taking to her official Twitter handle, Dutee expressed her gratitude towards Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Achyuta Samanta, Founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) & Art of Giving, for their support and encouragement.

Besides, she also expressed her disappointment and apologised for not being able to fulfill their expectations.

India’s national record holder in women’s 100m, Dutee Chand, today fell 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.

She will now focus on her other event, 200m.

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