Indian Sprinter Dutee Chand Creates History By Qualifying 100m For Rio Olympics

India’s woman sprinter Dutee Chand scripted history by qualifying in the 100 metres category for the Rio Olympics 2016.

Dutee Chand

She also created a new national record when she clocked 11.30 seconds in the women’s 100m heats of the 26th G. Kosanov memorial meet in Almaty.

The qualifying mark for Rio was set at 11.32 seconds.


Dutee, who fought against the ban imposed on her in 2014 due to having a higher level of testosteron, promised to perform even better.

“I am really happy at the moment. It has been a tough year for me and I am so happy that my coach Ramesh sir’s and my hard work has paid off. I will not let anyone down at the Olympics,” she said.


Soon, congratulations started pouring in. Even railway minister Suresh Prabhu applauded her efforts.

Her struggles speaks volume of her fighting spirit and determination.

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