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Dutee Chand and Amiya Mallick showed impressive performance and entered into final rounds

Bhubaneswar: 6/7/17Spectators got their money’s worth on the opening day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium here as local Odia athletes Dutee Chand and Amiya Mallick showed impressive performance and entered into final rounds in the mega event while the Indian contingent opened up its medal tally.

National record holder Dutee stormed into the semis of women’s 100 m event with a timing of 11.40 sec, topping in her heat, while rising sprinting sensation Amiya Mallick recorded 10.48 sec in his heat and made into the final rounds.

“I have qualified for the final rounds thanks to the blessings of our people of Odisha. I have set target of 11.20 sec so that I can qualify for the world championships in London. I hope with the blessings of God I will get good results for all that hard work I have put into my training,” Dutee told mediapersons after her performance.

On the other hand star discus thrower Vikas Gowda gave India its first medal in the championships after he landed an attempt of 60.81 metre and bagged a bronze medal.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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