Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels to the nation and Odisha, Odia sprinter Dutee Chand won bronze medal in the women’s 200m dash on the concluding day of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha yesterday.
She clocked a season best timing of 23.24 seconds to secure the third spot and clinched the first medal of the day for India.
“I am really very happy. I missed out on a medal in the 100m and the relay. I put too much effort in 100m and was not sure of a medal in 200m. I just did my best and I am happy,” Dutee said after her race.
Though Dutee was happy with her efforts, her season best timing of 23.24 seconds will not help her make it to the World Championships. Her timing was just 0.001 seconds quicker than the fourth-placed runner.