Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Chennai, May 9:
Odisha’s promising young sprinter Dutee Chand Friday set a national junior record while winning gold in women’s 100m dash on the opening day of the 12th Federation Cup National Junior Athletics Championships.
Sprinter Dutee , who clocked a remarkable 11.63 secs to grab gold erased the earlier national record of 11.75 seconds 1996 held by Saraswati Dey by a huge margin. With her record breaking achievement she also qualified for this year’s World Junior Athletics Championships to be held at Eugene in United States.
A bronze medallist in 200m in the Senior Asian Championships in Pune last year, sprinter Dutee is expected to do well in the upcoming Asian Junior Championships at Taipei next month.