first_imgDutee Chand breaks national record to inch closer to Olympic qualification markDutee Chand broke the national record to inch closer to the 2020 Olympics qualification mark for the 100m event that has been set at 11.15 seconds advertisement Next India Today Web Desk RanchiOctober 11, 2019UPDATED: October 11, 2019 21:24 IST Dutee Chand (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDutee Chand set a new national record in women 100 metre sprintDutee clocked 11.22 seconds to better her personal best by 0.04The previous national record was held by Dutee and Rachita MistryDutee Chand broke the national record in 100-metre sprint heats at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Friday. The previous national record was held at 11.26 sec.She won her heat with a time of 11.22 seconds to better her personal best by 0.04 seconds that she registered at the Asian Athletics Championships in April this year.The previous national record in the women’s 100m event (11.26 seconds) was jointly held 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 secondsEarlier, Dutee also failed to qualify for the women’s 100m semi-finals at the World Athletics Championships as she finished 7th in the third heat of the event.Dutee clocked 11.48 seconds in her heat, well below her season best which stands at 11.26s. Dutee 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.”A couple of days ago, I had the wrong belief that my body was tired at the end of the season. I recovered well to be able to break the last national mark twice this evening,” Dutee said.Her state-mate Amiya Kumar Malik, who has been struggling to find his rhythm the whole season, won the bragging rights as the fastest man in the National Open.He won the men’s 100m in 10.46 seconds, breaking the beam a hundredth of a second ahead of Malaysia’s Jonathan AnakNyepa.advertisementGurindervir Singh (Punjab) emerged as the winner of the bronze medal by a margin of 0.0044 seconds from his team-mate Harjit Singh.MP Jabir (AFI) rewrote the men’s 400m hurdles meet record, winning the final in 49.41 seconds.He improved on the mark of 49.67 seconds set by Ayyasamy Dharun (Tamil Nadu) last year.Dharun himself, running only his third hurdles race since recovering from an injury, will be pleased that he clocked 49.50 seconds for the second place, leaving T Santhosh Kumar (Services) in the third place.Earlier, in a close finish, Haryana’s Rahul Rohilla, 23, won the men’s 20m race walking ahead of the more seasoned K Ganapathi (AFI) and Sandeep Kumar (Services).The Group B winner of the event in the National Race Walking Championship in Chennai in February, he finished on top of a better field this time.There was some positive news for long jumper M Sreeshankar who leapt to 7.93m to lead the 12 qualifiers for the final.Also Read | World Athletics Championships: Dutee Chand fails to reach 100m semis, misses Olympic quotaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jatlast_img

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