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Tag: Sprinter Dutee Chand

Arjuna Award Would Motivate Me To Breach 'Difficult' Olympic Qualification Mark: Dutee Chand

New Delhi: Her personal best is not yet enough to make the cut for the Tokyo Games but India’s top sprinter Dutee Chand says her selection for the Arjuna award has come at the right time as it would motivate her to breach the “difficult” Olympic qualification mark. The 24-year-old Dutee, silver medallist in both […]

Never Said I Am Selling Car To Fund My Training: Odisha Sprinter Dutee Chand

Bhubaneswar: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand on Wednesday cleared the air on her selling her car, saying it had nothing to do with her lacking funds for training and she sold her sedan to get some ‘breathing space’ and not burden the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) or the Odisha government. Dutee had recently put […]

She cannot question my same-sex relationship with herself being in one: Sprinter Dutee Chand on elder sister

Bhubaneswar: Olympian and India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand, who became the first athlete in the country to come out of the closet about her same-sex relationship, has now made some startling allegations against her elder sister, Saraswati. After facing the wrath of her family members for her relationship, Dutee has now pointed fingers at her […]

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Silence of the stands: Dutee Chand speaks her mind as she starts training after 2 months

New Delhi: The lone athlete to start outdoor training after relaxation in lockdown guidelines, sprinter Dutee Chand only has the “eerie silence” of the stands for company as she tries “to wake” her body up at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. The 24-year-old Dutee began outdoor training on Monday after the Odisha government gave permission […]

Khelo India University Games Great Way To Unearth Talent: Dutee Chand

New Delhi: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand believes that the Khelo India University Games will help India to unearth talent for the future. The first edition of the competition will be held in Bhubaneswar from February 22 to March 1. The sprinter, who clinched gold at the World University Games last year, feels that most […]

Odisha's Dutee Chand Closes NOA Champ Season With 200m Gold

Ranchi: Dutee Chand completed a sprint double in the season-ending 59th National Open Athletics Championships, clocking the fastest time in 200m by an Indian this year with a 23.17 second burst here on Sunday. Having set a national record in the 100m on Friday, Dutee added the half-lapper gold to her collection, showing her challenger […]

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Dutee Crashes Out Of World Championships In First Round

Doha: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand’s World Championships campaign ended in disappointment as she clocked 11.48 seconds — one of her worst timings this season — in the women’s 100m heats here on Saturday. Running in the inside lane in heat number 3, Dutee lagged behind in the final few metres to finish seventh and 37th […]

Dutee Chand keen to join politics after athlete career

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand recently expressed her interest to throw her hat in the political ring after finishing her career as an athlete. The 23-year-old athlete who is currently the national champion in the women’s 100 metres event, said her family involved in grassroots politics and she wanted to join politics since her […]

Row over Papu Pom Pom's ‘Mr Kanhaiya’ Poster: Notice Served To Movie Producer

Bhubaneswar: The Mahila Police Station in Bhubaneswar issued notice to producer Sitaram Agarwal on Tuesday in connection with the controversy over a poster of the movie ‘Mr Kanhaiya’ which recently went viral on social media. Sources said the Commissionerate Police will try to elicit information from the producer regarding the poster including under what circumstances […]

Harbhajan Singh wants inquiry into Khel Ratna nomination debacle

New Delhi: Harbhajan Singh has pleaded with the Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi to “start an inquiry” into the reasons behind the delay of filing his nomination for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, which ultimately led to it being rejected by the Sports Ministry. “I have come to know from the media […]

Dutee suspects Blue Whale game behind cousin’s death

Bhubaneswar: Sprinter Dutee Chand today claimed that her cousin, who was killed in a road accident recently, died pursuing challenges of the online suicide game Blue Whale. In a post on social media, the international sprinter said the Blue Whale challenge took the life of her brother Utkal Keshari Guin (24). She said, “Suspecting his […]

Dutee eliminated in 100-mt qualifying at world championships

London: Odia sprinter Dutee Chand, who was representing India at the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, failed to qualify for the semis in heats of women 100 metre event. She clocked a timing of 12.07 seconds and finished sixth in the event. Unfortunately, Dutee couldn’t make the cut to 100-metre semis. During the Indian Grand […]