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Dutee Chand and Amiya Kumar Mallick of Odisha bagged gold in women’s and men’s 100m sprint events

Bhubaneswar:11/10o8/19: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand and Amiya Kumar Mallick of Odisha bagged gold in women’s and men’s 100m sprint events respectively at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships 2019 in Ranchi, Jharkhand today.

Dutee shattered the 100-meter national record time of 11.22 seconds in semis after breaking her previous record 11.26 seconds. Besides, Amiya Mallick also won gold in men’s 100m sprint at the Championships by clocking the time of 10.46 seconds.

The previous national record of Dutee was 11.26 seconds, held jointly by Dutee and Rachita Mistry.

With this new timing, Dutee Chand also inched closer to the 2020 Olympics qualification mark for the 100m event that has been set at 11.15 seconds.

Notably, Dutee clocked 11.48 seconds in her heat, well below her season-best which stands at 11.26s. She had failed to meet the qualifying standards for world championships in 2019 but she made it to Doha meet after getting an invite from the IAAF.

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