Bhubaneswar, Sep 19: Ace woman sprinter of Odisha Dutee Chand was felicitated by the city-based sports news portal www.sportslogon.com as the emerging player of the year award here on Wednesday.
Dutee received a cash award of Rs 25,000, a trophy and a citation from sportlogon adviser Gouri Shankar Mishra and Manasha Ranjan Patnaik.
Speaking on the occasion, Dutee said “I am concentrating in my future assignment. I am hopeful that I will make my state and my country proud in the international arena. My aim is to participate in the Olympics”.
Referring to the dope tests that have disqualified many sprinters, she said she would keep herself away from all banned drugs and such substances.