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Amiya, Dutee enter Federation Cup 100 metre semis
Sportslogon Team March 5th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Odisha's ace sprinters Dutee Chand and Amiya Kumar Mallick entered the semifinal of the 100 metre women and men events respectively in the 22nd Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships at Patiala on Monday.

Altogether 98 athletes were took part in the men 100 metre events heats round, total 24 got qualified for the semifinals round. Three of Odia sprinters participate in the heats round. Amiya Kumar Mallick was clocked 10.79 seconds to enter the semifinals.

Similarly, in the women 100 metre events 31 athletes were in the heats rounds out of which 16 entered the semifinals round. Dutee was the fastest among all the participants in the heats, she clocked 11.70 seconds.

Amiya and Dutee need to achieve 10.16 and 11.15 seconds in their respective events to get the tickets for the Common Wealth Games 2018 to be held at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in April.

Another Odia women athlete Jauna Murmu entered the final of the 400 metre event with a timings of 53.61 seconds. The qualification timings in her event is 52.00 seconds for CWG. Odisha thrower Parbati Sethy was finished seventh in the discus throw event with 42.62 metre. .
This news was added and updated on : March 5th 2018
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