Athletics: Sprinter Dutee Chand breaks two national records, hogs limelight
New Delhi: Two national records were shattered with 100m sprinter Dutee Chand hogging the limelight on the opening day of the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships here yesterday.
Dutee Chand. Pic/ AFP
Odisha athlete Dutee clocked 11.33secs in women’s 100m dash to win the gold and erase Rachita Mistry’s 16-year-old earlier national record of 11.38 secs.
Amiya Mallick also broke the national record in men’s 100m sprint by clocking 10.26secs in the semi-finals, bettering 10:30secs set by Abdul Qureshi in 2010.