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.

Also Read: Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Dutee Chand Breaks National Record


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