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Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand fails to qualify for women’s 100m semis after finishing 7th in heat, 45th overall

Dutee Chand clocked 11.54 seconds, well below her national record of 11.17 seconds which was also her season's best.

UPDATED: July 30, 2021, 15:25 IST

Dutee Chand finished seventh in her women’s 100m heat and 45th overall out of 54 competitors at the Tokyo Olympics. Dutee clocked 11.54 seconds, well below her national record of 11.17 seconds which was also her season’s best.

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The first three in each of the seven heats and the next three fastest advance to the semi-finals.

Dutee secured qualification in the women’s 100m and 200m via world rankings quota. The Asian Games silver medalist missed the Tokyo spot in her last race, finishing 4th in the 100m final at the 60th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships earlier this week.

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Dutee Chand is ranked 44 in the 100m charts and 51 in the 200m charts. The rankings were enough to help her seal a berth for Tokyo Games – 22 spots were available for 100m and 15 for 200m via the World Rankings route.

Dutee is making her second appearance at the Olympics. She was the third Indian woman to participate in the 100m event at the Olympics at the 2016 Rio Games.

Earlier, Avinash Sable shattered his own 3000m steeplechase national record but failed to qualify for the final.

MP Jabir also brought up the rear in men’s 400m hurdles.

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