Dutee Chand Broke the National Record to set eyes on cracking Olympic Mark.

Dutee Chand
SPORTINGINDIA|11-Oct-2019 21:18

World University Champion Dutee Chand of Odisha ran like a hare to stop the clock at 11.22 seconds and smash her earlier national record of 11.26 seconds recorded in 2019 Asian Athletics Championship, Doha. Star Sprinter won the Gold Medal with a time of 11.25 seconds in finals of this event. Dutee displayed superb form to dip under her previous national record twice in a single competition. She was way ahead of her fellow rival Archana Suseendran of Tamil Nadu timed 11.54s to get the Silver Medal in a memorable race for Indian Athletics.  Himashree Roy of Railway clocked 11.57s to clinch Bronze Medal. 

World Champion Semifinalist Jabir M.P of AFI  and Asian Games Silver Medallist Dharun Ayyasamy of Tamil Nadu matched each other for every step and crossed hurdle at same pace over the entire 400m to produce a brilliant race for crowd. Jabir pipped Dharun at finish line to set a new meet record of 49.41 seconds and break earlier time of 49.50s by Dharun in the last meet. Tamil Nadu athlete also went under the meet record to win the Silver Medal with a time of 49.50s. National Record Holder is proving that he had very good recovery from injury and on the right track to qualify for Olympics. Santhosh Kumar of Services timed 50.54s to get a bronze medal.

Ajay Kumar Saroj beat race favourite Jinson Johnson to win the 1500m gold medal with a time of 3:43.97s. National Record holder took lead around 800m mark and maintained it till last 50m but Railway athlete came like a storm to overtake Jinson and get a title for him. AFI athlete clocked 3:44.37 to be left satisfied by getting a Silver Medal. Ajay executed his strategy perfectly to get a well-earned championship title. Ajeet Kumar of Gujarat timed 3:45.94 for the bronze medal in this tough 1500m race.

Sarvesh of Services leapt over a height of 2.26m to go a step ahead of meet record 2.24m set up by him in last meet. Services Athlete has increased his standard to prove that he is on the right track to get more accolades in future events. Teammate Chetan and Jagdeep of Punjab won silver and bronze medals with 2.20 and 2.18m respectively.

Amiya Kumar Mallick of Odisha clocked 10.46s to emerge as fastest male sprinter of the National Open Athletics Championship. Jonathan Anak Nyepa of Malaysia missed title by a millisecond and got Silver Medal for efforts. Meet Record Holder Gurindervir Singh timed 10.48s  won the bronze medal in a very closely contested 100m race.

ONGC athlete Siddhanth Thingalya showed his class over other opponents and crossed hurdles in style to bag gold medal by clocking 13.88 seconds in 110 m hurdles.  Surendra Jayakumar of Tamil Nadu and Maymon Paulose ended up with Silver and Bronze Medals with times of 14.03 and 14.11 respectively.

WOMENS SHOTPUT:- 1. Abha Khatua (West Bengal) 15.64m; 2.Anamika Das (Railway) 14.26m; 3.Kachnar Chaudhary (Railway) 13.95m

WOMENS 400M HURDLES- 1. Jauna Murmu (ONGC) 58.08; 2.Veerpal Kaur (Punjab) 58.53; 3.Arpitha Manjunatha (Railway) 59.75

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