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  • Asian Games : How speed rubber training prepared Dutee

    Jakarta : Disadvantaged by her short height, Dutee Chand makes up for it with her quick strides, says her coach N Ramesh, who also credited a gruelling speed rubber training regimen for her two silver medals at the Asian Games here.


    Asian Games 2018: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces additional Rs 1.5 crore reward for Dutee Chand

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced an additional cash reward of Rs 1.5 crore for sprinter Dutee Chand for winning a silver medal in 200 meters race at 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The Chief Minister also announced all support to her for the prepartion of Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Earlier, Naveen had announced Rs 1.5 crore for Dutee Chand when she won a silver medal in 100 meter event at the Asian


    Asian Games 2018: Dutee Chand bags second medal, clinches silver in 200m final

    Jakarta: Dutee Chand today joined her illustrious compatriots such as PT Usha in the list of athletes who have won more than one medal at the Asian Games as she added a silver to her kitty after finishing second earlier in the women’s 100m dash here today.

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    It was not my moment: Dutee Chand

    Bhubaneswar: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who failed to qualify for the 100m semi-finals in the Rio Olympics, said on Saturday her timing was not to up to the mark due to which she failed to qualify. “It was just not my moment… thanks for trusting n having faith,” tweeted Dutee.

  • On Dutee Chand for gold

    New Delhi : Dutee Chand is sprinting hard and she has her aim set — the coveted gold medal at the Rio Olympics where she would compete in the 100-metre event, the first Indian woman to do so in 36 years.

  • Dutee qualifies for Rio, first Indian for 100m dash in 36 years

    “I am really happy to have qualified for the Olympics. It has been a tough year for me. My hard work and that of my coach (N Ramesh) has paid off. I could qualify for the Olympics due to blessings of a lot of people. I want to thank Sports Authority of India, Sports Ministry, Athletics Federation of India for their support. I will continue to work hard and hope

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    India’s sprinter Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio in 100 metres

    Almaty: India’s premier woman sprinter Dutee Chand on Saturday scripted history after qualifying in the 100 metres category for the forthcoming Rio Olympics. In a scintillating run in the women’s 100m heats of the 26th G. Kosanov memorial meet here, Dutee clocked 11.30 seconds, thereby creating a new national record and qualifying for the Rio Games. The qualifying mark for Rio was set at 11.32 seconds.

  • Dutee Chand bags 2nd gold in women’s 200m race

    Taiwan : Promising sprinter Dutee Chand bagged her second gold by winning the women’s 200m race in a clean sweep of medals by the Indians at the Taiwan Open Athletics Championships here on Friday.

  • Dutee hopes to blaze tracks, get into TOP scheme

    Kolkata: Cleared to compete following a landmark gender case, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand is waiting anxiously to shine on the tracks again in her bid to get a slot in the Sports Ministry’s Target Olympic Podium scheme for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Dutee was banned last year under IAAF’s hyperandrogenism policy after tests revealed that her body produced natural levels of testosterone above permissible range.

  • Sports Ministry welcomes CAS verdict on Chand

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday welcomed the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) getting Indian athlete Dutee Chand back to the race track.

  • Dutee breaches meet mark again

    Thiruvananthapuram : Controversial teen sprinter Dutee Chand cornered glory by clinching the women’s 100m gold with a new meet record as athletes continued to raise the bar in the blue-riband track and field events of the 35th National Games on Wednesday.

  • Dutee smashes meet record in heats

    Thiruvananthapuram : Controversial teen sprinter Dutee Chand set the track ablaze in the qualifiers itself with a new meet record even as Services Sports Control Board tightened its grip around the overall title by maintaining the top position in the 35th National Games on Tuesday.

  • Govt assures help for Dutee

    New Delhi: The government assured all possible help to sprinter Dutee Chand to participate in future sports events after the athlete from Odisha was last week excluded from the Indian team for the Commonwealth Games on the ground of high androgen level.

  • I am shattered, want to play again: Dutee Chand

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Friday said it will take up with the Centre the case of athlete Dutee Chand being dropped from the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the ground of high androgen level.