India's ace sprinter and a sports icon - Dutee Chand broke her own national record of 11.26 seconds - to clock 11:22 seconds in the 100m event of the ongoing National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi.
Today i won 100mts gold medal with breaking own 100 metres national sprint record with a timing of 11.22 seconds at 59th National Open Athletics Championships 2019 in Ranchi. pic.twitter.com/TkGWxkiSvJ— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) October 11, 2019
She has been lowering her timing since 2018 and has gone from 11.30 seconds to 11.29 seconds and ultimately 11.26 seconds this April in Doha.
But with a new record to her name, Dutee is officially the fastest woman 100m sprinter in the country.
Dutee Chand has done us all proud by setting a new National record by running 100mts in 11.22 seconds in semis of the Nat'l Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi. By breaking her own record, she has shown she is her own competition. Let's cheer her on in her journey to glory! pic.twitter.com/X07xce7Rh1— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) October 11, 2019
Dutee's record timing came in the semi-final, which she followed up with another victory to clinch the title.
It has to be noted that the Olympics qualification mark in 11:15 seconds and while she is a bit far from that, the timing is not unattainable.
Wow @DuteeChand 👏🏻 Kudos to you the Flying Woman of India 🇮🇳— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) October 11, 2019
What a stupendous achievement for her to break her own 100m national record with a time of 11.22 seconds during the semi-finals to better her own mark by 0.04 seconds#DuteeChand #NationalOpenAthletics pic.twitter.com/4mmVhVWax4