(Odisha Sports): Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand today broke her own National record in women’s 100m semi finals at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships-2019 held in Ranchi.
Dutee clocked 11.22 seconds on her way to Gold medal in the semi-final of women’s 100m event surpassing her previous National record of 11.26 seconds, which she had achieved at the Asian Athletics Championships-2019 in Doha, Qatar. She went on to win the women’s 100m event today with a timing of 11.25 seconds in the final.
When she arrived in Ranchi, she was unsure of the time she would clock. “ A couple of days ago, I had the wrong belief that my body was tired at the end of the season. I recovered well to be able to break the last National record this evening,” she said after winning the final with a measure of comfort. Odisha’s Amiya Kumar Mallick also brought laurels to the state as he won gold in the men’s 100m event with a timing of 10.46 seconds.