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National Inter-State Athletics Championships: S Dhanalakshmi Wins 100m Dash, Dutee Chand Fourth | Athletics News





Tamil Nadu’s S Dhanalakshmi gained the 100m sprint on the National Inter-State Championships whereas nationwide document holder Dutee Chand completed fourth on a day when one other star sprinter Hima Das didn’t begin after injuring herself within the warmth races, placing her unsure for the Tokyo Olympics. All the rivals in girls’s 100m ultimate race returned with mediocre timings whilst Dhanalakshmi emerged because the quickest lady of the event, clocking 11.52 seconds, forward of Sri Lanka’s Amasha de Silva (11.59) and Archana Suseendran (11.60) of Tamil Nadu.

Dutee, who had clocked 11.17 seconds within the Indian Grand Prix 4 earlier this week on the identical NIS tracks to shatter her personal nationwide document, completed fourth with a time of 11.62. She was seen having some discomfort whereas crossing the ending line.

Dutee although is prone to qualify for the Olympics on the premise of world rankings as she is sitting fairly at forty first spot within the Road to Tokyo checklist. Fifty-six athletes will compete within the Tokyo Olympics girls’s 100m race.

Hima, who has had a decrease again harm downside for a very long time, didn’t begin within the ultimate after sustaining a muscle pull through the 100m heats within the morning session. The extent of her harm couldn’t be ascertained formally. But it’s learnt that the Assam athlete is very unlikely to run the 200m race scheduled on Sunday in addition to the ladies’s 4x100m relay ultimate on June 29.

She had run her private better of 20.88 seconds in 200m on the IGP 4 however missed the automated qualification mark of 20.80 seconds. Hima’s harm can also be an enormous blow to 4x100m girls’s relay crew’s qualification bid for the Tokyo Games as she is a crucial member of the quartet, additionally comprising Dutee, Dhanalakshmi and Archana.

Gurindervir Singh of Punjab emerged because the quickest man within the championships as he gained the 100m ultimate with a time of 10.27 seconds, a mere one-hundredth of a second under the nationwide document of 10.26 which stands within the title of Odisha’s Amiya Kumar Mallick, who completed third (10.49) on Saturday.

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Love Preet Singh (10.47), additionally from Punjab, took the silver. The Olympic qualifying mark in males’s 100m is 10.05 seconds. National document holder excessive jumper Tejaswin Shankar’s bid for an Olympic quota led to disappointment as he may clear solely 2.20m although he gained the gold on the Punjabi University grounds.

He had flown down from the United States, the place he has been learning on the Kansas State University, for a ultimate try at making the Olympics, for which the qualifying mark is 2.33m.

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