Asian Athletics Championships: Dutee Chand wins bronze in 200m
Doha: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand won the bronze medal in the women’s 200m final at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Odia girl locked a season-best 23.24 seconds in the final on her way to the bronze, winning India’s 13th medal at the ongoing championships.
“I am really very happy. I missed a medal in 100m and relay. I put too much effort in 100m, was not sure of medal in 200m. Just did my best and I am happy,” Dutee said after clinching the bronze medal.
Salwa Naser of Bahrain won yet another Gold medal with a time of 22.74s while 100m gold medalist Olga Safronova took Silver in 22.87 in the event.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Dutee for her achievement.
Congratulate Dutee Chand on winning Bronze for India in 200m sprint at 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. A moment of immense pride for #Odisha and the nation. Best wishes for future. #AAC2019
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 24, 2019