New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates sprinter Dutee Chand for winning Silver medal in Asian Game 2018. Congratulating Dutee, PM Narendra Modi said, “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.”
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.