New Delhi: Sprinter Dutee Chand was on Thursday included in the India squad for the World Athletics Championships to be held in Doha later this month.
The development came after the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) accepted an invite for her participation from its parent body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
“Participation of @DuteeChand is confirmed yesterday late evening by AFI to IAAF in Women’s 100m,” a tweet from the Athletics Federation of India said.
“Ace Sprinter @DuteeChand is selected in the Indian team for upcoming #DohaWorldChampionships, slated to begin from September 27 this year,” tweeted Odisha Sports.
The AFI selection committee has also approved the names of Archana Suseentran (women’s 200m) and high jumper Tejaswin Shankar, subject to an invitation from the IAAF.
Dutee had not met the qualification mark of 11.24 seconds, but has managed to get the required number to be among the competitors in the world event.