Dutee Chand misses Worlds symbol by a whisker; Jisna Mathew bests MR Poovamma


Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Dutee Chand, competitor Dutee Chand, Federation Cup, Olympic, World Championship, Merlin K Joseph, Himashree Roy, Asian Athletics Grand Prix, tanned express, sports news, racing newsJawaharlal Nehru stadium, Dutee Chand, competitor Dutee Chand, Federation Cup, Olympic, World Championship, Merlin K Joseph, Himashree Roy, Asian Athletics Grand Prix, tanned express, sports news, racing news Indian contestant Dutee Chand. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

It was a a second time that Jawaharlal Nehru lane witnessed, competitor Dutee Chand tumble brief of a vital mark. Last year, during a Federation Cup, a Odisha lady missed a Olympic symbol by 0.01 seconds, and on Monday a World Championship symbol by 0.04 seconds. She wasn’t unhappy final time and so was a box this time around too.

The Federation Cup timings, in fact, instilled a certainty that she could crack a mark. And she did so after in Almaty, Kazakhstan with a excellent run of 11.24 seconds. A bullion award bid of 11.30 s in a final leg of a Athletics Grand Prix is good indicator of what’s in store for Dutee. Merlin K Joseph, (11.72) and Himashree Roy (11.95) staid for a china and bronze medals respectively.

“I have achieved my aim for this competition. we will try to validate in a Federation Cup,” she says. Going by how her deteriorate has started, a aim seems really most achievable. Dutee, who had skipped a initial dual legs of a Grand Prix , had won a 100m bronze in a final leg of Asian Athletics Grand Prix in a final week of April. “Last time also this happened though we will qualify,” she muttered to herself while withdrawal a track.

Golden bid by Jisna

Just a week after finishing a tighten second to MR Poovamma, a country’s excellent 400m runner, Jisna Mathew went a step further. At final leg of a GP she managed to outpace Poovamma and bag her first-ever comparison bullion medal. The petite contestant clocked 52.65 seconds, still some stretch from a London mark, to win a gold. Poovamma managed 52.73 while Debashree Mazumdar staid for bronze with 53.69s on a clock.

“Beating Poovamma was not a idea though winning a china medal. Now we will sight her with Tintu and other runners who will pull her harder. we am assured she will validate for London,” PT Usha, her manager said.

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