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Odisha’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand set a new national record in women’s 100m race

Bhubaneswar:29/6/18: Odisha’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand on Friday set a new national record in women’s 100m race at the 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships-2018 being held at Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati.

Dutee finished first in Heat-2 of the semi-final round of women’s 100m sprint clocking 11.29 seconds, which is a new national record.

The previous record was also held by Dutee herself with a timing of 11.30 at the Indian Grand Prix, New Delhi, last year.

Notably, Dutee has qualified for the Jakarta Asian Games in 100m and 200m events by breaching the qualifying timings at the Inter-State Championships.

Dutee breached the qualifying marks in women 100 events by clocking 11.42 seconds. Her heats time of 11.42 seconds was inside the qualifying mark of 11.52 secs.

Earlier, in the preliminary rounds of women’s 200m, Dutee was the fastest with the time of 23.45 secs, better than the qualifying mark of 23.50 secs.

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