Dutee Chand broke her own 100m national record on her way to a Gold at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi.
Dutee Chand on Friday broke her own 100m national record, Clocking 11.22 seconds in the semi-final before winning gold in the occasion at the continuous National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi.
Dutee’s past record, which she held mutually with Rachita Mistry who set it in 2000, was 11.26 seconds. Dutee had established the record at the Asian Championships in Doha in April this year.
Dutee’s Odisha state-mate Amiya Kumar Malik, who has been holding up the entire season to discover his musicality and that elusive gold medal, won the boasting rights as the quickest man in the National Open. He won the men’s 100m in 10.46 seconds, breaking the pillar a hundredth of a second in front of Malaysia’s Jonathan Anak Nyepa.
The photo-finish cameras needed to recognize Gurindervir Singh (Punjab) as the champ of the bronze medal by an edge of 0.0044 seconds from his teammate Harjit Singh.
However, it was the way wherein Amiya Malik raged to the completion that grabbed everybody’s attention. For somebody who had not gone under 10.50 seconds in a drawn-out period of time, he will cherish this drought-ending victory.
M.P. Jabir (AFI) revised the men’s 400m obstacles meet record, winning the final in 49.41 seconds. He enhanced the mark of 49.67 seconds set by Ayyasamy Dharun (Tamil Nadu) a year ago. Dharun, running just his third obstacles race since recovering from an injury, will be satisfied to 49.50 seconds for the runner up, leaving T. Santhosh Kumar in the third spot.
Prior, in a nearby finish, Haryana’s Rahul Rohilla won the men’s 20m race walking in front of the more prepared K. Ganapathi (AFI) and Sandeep Kumar.