Bhubaneswar: Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand today set a new national record in women’s 100m race at the 58th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships-2018 being held at Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati.
On the fourth day of the event, Dutee finished first in Heat-2 of semi-final round of women’s 100m sprint clocking 11.29 seconds, thereby setting a new national record.
The previous record was also held by Dutee herself with a timing of 11.30 at the Indian Grand Prix, New Delhi, last year.
It may be recalled here that Dutee has qualified for the Jakarta Asian Games in 100m and 200m events by breaching the qualifying timings at the Inter State Championships.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Dutee for the achievement.
Well done, Dutee Chand! Congratulations on breaking the Indian record in 100m sprint with a timing of 11.29s at 58th National Interstate Athletics Championships, Guwahati.#OdishaForIndia
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 29, 2018