Ace Odisha Sprinter Dutee Chand Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics
Bhubaneswar: Ace woman sprinter from Odisha Dutee Chand has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
According to reports, she got the Olympic ticket to participate in both 100 and 200 meters races on the basis of the world rankings quota.
Dutee had earlier this week narrowly missed the automatic Olympic qualification time by 0.02 seconds when she won the 100m in the Indian Grand Prix stage 4 at Patiala with a timing of 11.17 which helped her rewrite her own National record.
Her coach Ramesh Nagapuri said that the official confirmation will be coming on Thursday. But as of now, she looks qualified, he added.
With this, Dutee is the only athlete from Odisha to have qualified for the Olympics twice.
She had qualified for the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Dutee ranks 44th in the world in 100 metres and 51st in the 200-metre sprint.
The Odisha government has also recommended her name for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.