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Sprinter Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio Olympics

Jun 26, 2016 07:17 IST

Dutee   ChandIndian sprinter Dutee Chand on 25 June 2016 qualified for Rio Olympics in the women’s 100metre event. She qualified in the games after meeting the qualification mark at 26th International Meeting G. Kosanov Memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Dutee clocked 11.30 seconds beating the Rio Olympics qualification mark of 11.32 secs.

With this fete, the champion from Odisha also became the first Indian woman to qualify for the event since qualification started for the event.

PT Usha had qualified for the event in 1980 Olympics.

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