Saturday, July 24, 2021

Dutee Chand qualifies for Tokyo Olympics in both 100m and 200m races

Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Games in both 100m and 200m races via the World Rankings quota. Dutee’s overall position of World No. 44 in 100m and world No. 51 in 200m were well within the ranks to make her eligible to fly to Tokyo.

Last week, Dutee ed a new national record in the women’s 100m with a time of 11.17 seconds in the Indian Grand Prix IV in Patiala, but she missed the Olympic qualification time by just 0.02 seconds.

Indian swimmer Srihari Natraj becomes the second to qualify for Tokyo in the 100m Backstroke event in a time trial at the Settecolli Swim Meet in Rome was ratified.

Earlier, Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the upcoming Olympics in men’s 200m butterfly.

In a setback to India’s medal chances in the tennis event, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan have missed the cut for men’s doubles. However, things might change till July 16 if there are more withdrawals.

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