- Chand met the qualification mark in the 100 metres heat in Almaty, Kazakhstan
- Dutee clocked 11.30s to secure a berth in the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Her previous best was 11.33 seconds
Required to better the 11.32s mark to book an Olympic berth, Dutee clocked 11.30s to secure a berth in the 2016 Summer Olympics. She had narrowly missed the mark during the Federation Cup National Athletics meet held in New Delhi in the last week of April, where she had clocked 11.33s and missed the Olympic quota.
All the best.
However, on Saturday, she bettered her own record and will join the likes of O.P Jaisha and Lalita Babar in the women track and field event. Dutee had also won gold in the women’s 100m at the Taiwan Open Athletics Championships, and had also clinched the 200m gold in Taiwan. With this qualification, she becomes the first woman after PT Usha in 1986 to qualify for the 100 metres.
[Source Times Of India]