11 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand has broke her own national record in 100-metre sprint at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Friday.
Chand who won her semifinal clocking 11.22 seconds then won the final with a time of 11.25 seconds.
In the women’s 100m event the earlier record was 11.26 seconds which was jointly held by Dutee, recorded at the Asian Athletics Championship this year and Rachita Mistry in 2000.
Chand with this new timing also inched closer to the 2020 Olympics qualification mark for the 100-metre event that has been set at 11.15 seconds.
Earlier on Thursday, she had qualified as the fastest woman from the National Open Athletics Championships heats with a time of 11.55 seconds.