Asiad 2018: Odia athlete Dutee wins silver in 100m; Jauna in 400m finals
Bhubaneswar: Odia athletes Dutee Chand and Jauna Murmu shined for India at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games here on Sunday.
Dutee missed the Gold medal by a whisker and settled for Silver medal by clocking 11.32 seconds in her 100m sprint event while Jauna Murmu also stormed into the finals of 400m hurdles by clocking 59.02 seconds.
Jauna reached the finals by clocking 59.02 seconds to take the fourth spot in Heat 1. Apart from Jauna, India’s Anu Raghavan also finished at the third place in Heat 2.
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal congratulated for her remarkable success in the Asian Games.
Taking to twitter, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Dutee for securing the silver medal for the country.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 26, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State (IC) for Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh and former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda also congratulated Dutee for her splendid performance.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2018
Splendid performances by India’s daughters in athletics today. Heartiest Congratulations to @DuteeChand for bagging silver in the women’s 100m dash. The medal is even more special as this is the first medal in 100m race by an Indian female since 1986 at #AsianGames. pic.twitter.com/LYblfBLyyJ
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) August 26, 2018
What a day for India in athletics!
In a Magnificent run, India’s Dutee Chand won SILVER medal in Women’s 100 m with a timing of 11.32sec.
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 26, 2018
??? Congratulations! https://t.co/ZCXajKpdiV
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) August 26, 2018
Odisha Athletic Association (OAA) and Odisha Olympic Association have announced a cash award of Rs 50,000 each for Dutee for winning the medal.
India is currently placed in the eighth spot in the medal tally with 36 medals including seven gold, 10 silver and 19 bronze medals.
Nine women and three male athletes from Odisha are representing India in Athletics, Hockey, Badminton, Gymnastics and Rowing at the Asian games.
(With inputs from IANS)