Odisha Government Nominates Sprinter Dutee Chand For Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award | Athletics News

Dutee Chand broke her personal 100m nationwide document on the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala final week.© Twitter/Sai Media

Odisha authorities on Tuesday nominated ace sprinter Dutee Chand for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the nation’s highest sporting honour. Apart from Dutee, the Odisha authorities additionally despatched 5 different suggestions to the sports activities ministry, stated an official in Bhubaneswar. “I’m thankful to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik for nominating my name for the Khel Ratna Award. May your blessing always be upon me,” Dutee stated on Twitter. The Indian dash ace broke her personal 100m nationwide document, clocking 11.7 seconds on the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala final week to overlook the automated Olympic qualification time by 0.02 seconds.

She is, nevertheless, set to make it to the Tokyo Olympics on the idea of world rankings.

The 25-year-old Dutee, who gained a silver every within the 100m and 200m occasions within the 2018 Asian Games, was conferred with the Arjuna Award final yr.


The Sports and Youth Services Department of Odisha authorities has additionally nominated Olympic-bound Indian hockey vice-captain Birendra Lakra (Arjuna Award), hockey coach Kalu Charan Choudhury (Dronacharya) and former sprinter and Olympian Anuradha Biswal (Dhyan Chand) for National Sports Awards.

The state authorities additionally nominated KIIT Deemed University and Odisha Mining Corporation for Rashtriya Khel Prostahan Puraskar for figuring out and nurturing budding abilities within the area.

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