Odia sprinter Dutee Chand won 100m Silver in the Jakarta Asiad, Odisha Govt announces Rs 1.5crore cash award.

Ace sprinter Dutee Chand won Silver in 100 Meters race in the Jakarta Asiad on Sunday.it was a photo finish race.The fastest female sprinter in India missed the gold by 0.02 sec as her Baharin Competitor Odiong Edidiong clicked 11.30 sec to take away the Gold. Dutee timed 11.32 secs. Her best in the event is 11.24 secs, the national record.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Today announced a cash award of Rs 1.5 crore for Dutee the 22 year Odia sprinter who brought laurel to India. Eventually Dutee’s silver is the first medal from this event in Asiad in 20 years since Rachita Mistry; also an Odia bagged the bronze in 1998.

For Dutee Chand, a girl from a poor family in Jajpur, it was an extraordinary challenge that she surmounted with grit before she won on the track on August 26. In 2014 she was dropped from the India Contingent for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as the Athletic Federation of India disqualified her as a female athlete under the hyper androgen policy of the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF). She fought against it in the Court of Arbitration for Sports and won it. In 2015 IAAF changed the Hyper androgen policy that made Dutee eligible to resume her career in athletics.

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