Dutee bags 2nd gold, still in search of Rio berth
Promising sprinter Dutee Chand bagged her second gold by winning the women’s 200m race in a clean sweep of medals by the Indians at the Taiwan Open Athletics Championships here on Friday.
Dutee clocked 23.52secs in the 200m sprint final to win the gold while compatriots Srabani Nanda and H M Jyothi picked up the silver and bronze in 23.55secs and 23.92secs respectively.
The trio were part of the Indian quartet that set a national record in women’s 4x100m relay at the IAAF World Challenge in Beijing on May 18.
The women’s relay team, however, could not repeat the Beijing show here in Taiwan on Thursday as they were disqualified in the heats after a botch up in the baton exchange.