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Dutee gets invitation to takepart in World Championships at London
Sportslogon Team July 28th 2017


Bhubaneswar : Odisha’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand, who narrowly missed achieving the women’s 100m qualification mark for the World Athletics Championships in London, has got an invitation to run in the August 4-13 event.

The fastest women of the country, who missed the target of 11.26 seconds, has got an invitation from the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) thanks to her season’s best of 11.30 seconds.

Of the five 100m finals she raced till July 9, her best came at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on May 15.

With the qualification period having ended, the IAAF invited Chand as the target number of 56 athletes for 100m at London was not reached. Chand’s 11.30 seconds in the qualifying period gives her a global ranking of 100.

“On the basis of her global ranking, Dutee has been considered for the London competition. As per the provision of the IAAF, the athlete is required to send her decision within 12 hours of receiving the invitation. On refusal, the next eligible athlete will be identified to establish the target number of athletes,” said an official of the Athletics Federation of India.

After participating in the Asian Athletics Championships at Bhubaneswar earlier this month, where she claimed bronze clocking 11. 52 secs, Dutee took a break from competition. She also missed the Inter-State Athletics Championships held at Guntur from July 15-18. .
This news was added and updated on : July 28th 2017
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