Athletics Indian Grand Prix I: Dutee Chand Breezes To 100m Victory As Olympic Hopefuls Return To Competition After 15 Months | Athletics News

Indian Grand Prix: Dutee Chand Among Top Athletes Competing In First Post-COVID Track And Field Meet

Dutee Chand breezed to 100m victory within the Indian Grand Prix I athletics meet on the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, on Thursday. Dutee, representing Odisha, received in 11.51 seconds, forward of Karnataka’s T Daneshwari (11.86) and Maharashtra’s Diandra Dudley Valladares (11.97). The 25-year-old Dutee, the nationwide file holder within the occasion with 11.22, is but to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The qualification time for Tokyo Games is 11.15 seconds. It was the primary national-level monitor and discipline occasion for seniors’ meet for the reason that National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi in October 2019.

With the cream of Indian athletics gearing up for the AFI Federation Cup to be held right here subsequent month, the Grand Prix I confirmed that the athletes had been in good fettle.

Some private finest efforts from the athletes had been proof of the nice form they’re in forward of harder competitions developing of their bids to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Kerala’s Muhammad Anas Yahiya, the main 400m runner within the nation, took half within the 100m occasion and completed a creditable second in 10.70 seconds, two-hundredths of a second behind Krishnakumar Satish Rane (Maharashtra).

Amiya Kumar Mallick (Odisha) received the slower B Race in 10.89 seconds to take the third place total.

Arokia Rajiv (Tamil Nadu) confirmed a superb flip of velocity within the males’s 200m, profitable the B race in 21.40 seconds to edge out Shashank Shinde (Chhattisgarh) because the quickest over the gap on Thursday.

Shashank Shinde stopped the clock at 22.21 seconds within the A race after Noah Nirmal Tom (Kerala) pulled up injured inside the primary 25m.

In the ladies’s 200m, Anjali Devi (Haryana) ran a snug winner in opposition to Kaveri Laxmana Gouda Patil (Karnataka) and fellow quarter-mile specialist Subha Venkatesan (Tamil Nadu).

While Anjali’s time of 23.57 seconds was a shade beneath her better of 23.44 seconds, Kaveri Patil (24.45) and Subha Venkatesan (24.59) produced private finest.

Long jumper Yugant Singh (Uttar Pradesh) marked his return to aggressive athletics after 4 years with a private finest leap of seven.62m to edge out Haryana’s Sahil Mahabali who had taken the lead after two rounds with a 7.59m effort.

The 23-yer-old Yugant Singh’s earlier finest was 7.58m, again within the National Open Championship in September 2015.

The ladies’s lengthy bounce competitors additionally noticed a private finest for Marena George. The 25-year-old heptathlete had a finest effort of 6.11m on her second attempt to enhance on her earlier better of 6.01m.

MR Poovamma (Karnataka) did properly to beat fellow nationwide camper Kiran Pahal (Haryana) by greater than a second within the ladies’s 400m. Through the 12 months 2019, she had solely 4 sooner races than the 53.45 seconds she clocked on Thursday.


In the lads’s race, policeman P Naganathan (Tamil Nadu) received with a time of 47.32 seconds whereas Angrej Singh’s 47.59 left Gajanand Mistry in third place with a time of 47.97.

Ayyasamy Dharun, who has a private better of 48.80 seconds within the 400m hurdles, warmed up for the season forward with a victory in 51.33 seconds. He held again a problem from Uttar Pradesh’s Aftab Alam, profitable by a mere three-hundredths of a second.

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