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Dutee Chand misses Olympic qualification mark by a whisker

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Dutee Chand misses Olympic qualification mark by a whisker

New Delhi: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand on Monday scripted a new national record in the women’s 100m with a time of 11.17 seconds in the ongoing Indian Grand Prix (IGP) 4 in Patiala. Dutee, however, missed the Olympic qualification time by 0.02 seconds.

“Many congratulations to @DuteeChand for creating a new national record in the women’s 100m with a time of 11.17 seconds at the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala,” SAI media tweeted. Earlier in the day, the Indian Women 4X100m relay team spearheaded by star sprinters Hima Das and Dutee created a national record in the ongoing Indian Grand Prix (IGP) 4 in Patiala.

Hima, Dutee, Dhanalakshmi, and Archana Suseentran clocked a time of 43.37 seconds — five seconds less than the previous best — to achieve the feat. Meanwhile, Tokyo-bound discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur is gearing up her preparations for the showpiece event. The 25-year-old broke the national record — for the second time in the last four months — at the same event.

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