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newsathletics2 months ago

Arjuna Award has come at the right time, claims Dutee Chand

India’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand won will receive the Arjuna Award this year and she feels that the timing couldn’t have been any better with the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away. The sprinter is geared up for a second consecutive appearance at the Games, having featured in Rio, back in 2016.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Dutee Chand wants to sell her car to fund training for Tokyo Olympics because of COVID-19 pandemic

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand wants to sell her luxurious car to fund her training for the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Covid-19 outbreak put an abrupt halt to sports activities in the country while also pushing the Olympics by a year, with sponsorships are no longer in place to help athletes.
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newsathletics9 months ago

Khelo India University Games is great way to unearth talent in our country, says Dutee Chand

India's fastest woman Dutee Chand believes that the Khelo India University Games will help India unearth talent for the future as athletes from across the country will get a chance to show their talent. The first edition of the competition will be held in Bhubaneswar from February 22 to March 1 2020
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newsathleticsa year ago

With reputed coaches, Indian sprinters can scale to top in future, says Carmelita Jeter

Three-time Olympic medalist Carmelita Jeter is confident that with a reputed coach for guidance, Indian sprinters can reach the highest level in the future. Jeter also added that she was impressed with Dutee Chand’s performances and encouraged more young ladies to follow in her footsteps.
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newsathleticsa year ago

I struggled to perform in Doha because I couldn’t adapt to the heat there, reveals Dutee Chand

Star Indian sprinter Dutee Chand admitted, on Tuesday, that the reason she performed poorly at the World Championships was that she couldn’t adapt well to the heat in Doha. However, she credited her record-breaking performance at the national level to her preparations for the world event. 
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newsathleticsa year ago

Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das named among national campers for period leading up to 2020 Olympics

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and teenage quarter-miler Hima Das appeared among the list of national campers named by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the period up to the Tokyo Olympics next year. Dutee Chand has been named as part of the nine-member 4x100m relay team.
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newsathleticsa year ago

National Open Athletics | Dutee Chand, PU Chitra close season with 200m, 800m titles

Dutee Chand completed a sprint double by adding the 200m gold to her 100m title while PU Chitra added the women’s 800m crown to her 1500m title at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Sunday. Dutee Chand was adjudged the best athlete in the women’s category.
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newsathleticsa year ago

National Open Athletics | Dutee Chand betters her own 100m national record en route to title

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand bettered her own national record in the women’s 100m semifinals at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Friday, clocking 11.22 seconds. MP Jabir created the men’s 400m hurdles meet record in the final with a timing of 49.41 seconds.
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newsathleticsa year ago

National Open Athletics Championships | Annu Rani clinches gold in javelin throw

Annu Rani has clinched a gold medal in the women’s javelin throw final at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Thursday. Rani registered a distance of 58.60m while her teammate from Indian Railways Sharmila Kumari got to 53.28m and bagged the silver medal.
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newsathleticsa year ago

World Athletics Championships | Mixed relay team books Olympics berth, Dutee Chand crashes out

India’s athletic contingent finally had a good day in office with their Kerala quartet of Muhammed Anas, V.K. Vismaya, Jisna Mathew and Noah Nirmal Tom sealing an Olympic berth. In other events, the likes of M.P. Jabir and Dutee Chand failed to qualify with the required timing and crashed out.
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