Indian Grand Prix I: Dutee Chand wins 100m dash as Tokyo Olympics hopes return to competitors after 15 months

Odisha’s Dutee received in 11.51 seconds, forward of T Daneshwari from Karnataka (11.86). She will not be but certified for the Tokyo Olympics. The qualifying time for the Tokyo Video games is 11.15 seconds.

File picture of Dutee Chand. AP

Patiala: Dutee Chand took the 100m victory within the Indian Grand Prix I monitor and area meet on Thursday on the Netaji Subhash Nationwide Institute of Sports activities.

The double, representing Odisha, received in 11.51 seconds, forward of T Daneshwari of Karnataka (11.86) and Diandra Dudley Valladares of Maharashtra (11.97).

The 25-year-old Duté, holder of the nationwide report for the occasion with 11.22, has not but certified for the Tokyo Olympics. The qualifying time for the Tokyo Video games is 11.15 seconds.

It was the primary nationwide senior athletics occasion for the reason that Nationwide Monitor and Area Championships opened in Ranchi in October 2019.

Because the cream of Indian athletics prepares for the AFI Federation Cup to be held right here subsequent month, Grand Prix I has proven that the athletes are in fine condition.

Some private efforts of the athletes confirmed their good kind forward of harder competitions to come back of their bids to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Muhammad Anas Yahiya of Kerala, the nation’s high 400m runner, took half within the 100m and completed an honorable second in 10.70 seconds, two hundredths of a second behind Krishnakumar Satish Rane (Maharashtra).

Amiya Kumar Mallick (Odisha) received the slower B race in 10.89 seconds to take third place total.

Arokia Rajiv (Tamil Nadu) confirmed an excellent flip of pace within the males’s 200m, profitable the B race in 21.40 seconds to edge Shashank Shinde (Chhattisgarh) because the quickest over the space on Thursday.

Shashank Shinde stopped the clock at 22.21 seconds in race A after Noah Nirmal Tom (Kerala) suffered an damage within the first 25 meters.

Within the ladies’s 200m, Anjali Devi (Haryana) ran a snug victory over Kaveri Laxmana Gouda Patil (Karnataka) and her compatriot quarter-mile specialist Subha Venkatesan (Tamil Nadu).

Whereas Anjali’s time of 23.57 seconds was a shadow beneath his report of 23.44 seconds, Kaveri Patil (24.45) and Subha Venkatesan (24.59) produced a private finest.

Lengthy jumper Yugant Singh (Uttar Pradesh) marked his return to aggressive athletics after 4 years with a private finest 7.62m to edge Sahil Mahabali of Haryana who had taken the lead after two innings with an effort of seven.59 m.

23-year-old Yugant Singh’s earlier report was 7.58m, returning to the nationwide championship opened in September 2015.

The ladies’s lengthy soar competitors additionally noticed a private finest for Marena George. The 25-year-old heptathlete put in a finest effort of 6.11m on his second attempt to enhance on his earlier report of 6.01m.

MR Poovamma (Karnataka) did properly to beat his nationwide compatriot Kiran Pahal (Haryana) by greater than a second within the ladies’s 400m. In 2019, she had simply 4 races quicker than the 53.45 seconds she clocked on Thursday.

On the boys’s facet, policeman P Naganathan (Tamil Nadu) received with a time of 47.32 seconds whereas Angrej Singh’s 47.59 left Gajanand Mistry in third place with a time of 47.97.

Ayyasamy Dharun, who has a private finest 48.80 seconds within the 400m hurdles, warmed up for the approaching season with a victory in 51.33 seconds. He held again a problem from Uttar Pradesh’s Aftab Alam, profitable simply three hundredths of a second.

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