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Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics in women’s 100m

Dutee Chand clocked 11.30s to achieve the Rio qualification in women's 100m at Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio 2016 Olympics news, Rio 2016 Olympics updates, Dutee Chand, Dutee Chand qualification, Chand qualification, Chand sprinter, sports news, sports Dutee Chand qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics in women’s 100m event. (Source: Express Photo)

Dutee Chand qualified for Rio Olympics in the women’s 100m event after meeting the qualification mark at XXVI International Meeting G.Kosanov Memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Dutee clocked 11.30s in the 100m heats at the memorial tournament hence beating the Rio Olympics qualification mark of 11.32 secs.

Dutee became the first indian woman to qualify for the event since qualification started for the event.

PT Usha had qualified for the event in 1980 Olympics.

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First published on: 25-06-2016 at 12:54:42 pm
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