PM Modi congratulates Dutee Chand on sprinting to glory


Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Odisha’s Dutee Chand on sprinting to glory with a silver medal in women’s 100-metre event in the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta on Sunday.

The ace sprinter clocked 11.32 seconds in the final of the 100-metre final event at 7.40 pm yesterday.

Congratulating Dutee, Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “Seems like a great run for our runners in the #AsianGames2018.  The phenomenally talented Dutee Chand wins a Silver in the Women’s 100 m event. Well done! @asiangames2018.”


Meanwhile, Odisha Athletics Association also congratulated Dutee Chand for her success in the prestigious Asian Games and announced Rs 50,000 cash award.

Dutee qualified for the final after finishing third with a timing of 11.43 seconds in the semi-final.

The young sprinter clocked 11.38 seconds in the second heat of the qualifying event to enter the semifinals beating Kazakhstan’s Olga Safronov (11.46) and Uzbekistan’s Nigina Sharipova (11.59).

Dutee had broken her national 100 metres mark by clocking 11.29 secs in the semi-finals on the final day of the Inter-State Athletics Championships in Guwahati on June 29 this year.

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