Dutee misses Rio cut in 200m

A day after helping the Indian sprint relay team break the national record at the Kazakhstan National athletics championship, Dutee Chand registered a time of 23.69 in the women's 200m sprint, considerably below the Rio entry standard.

Dutee Chand has already qualified for Rio Olympics in the 100m sprint category.   -  PTI

A day after helping the Indian sprint relay team break the national record, there was disappointment for Dutee Chand in the women’s 200m at the Kazakhstan National athletics championship at Almaty on Tuesday.

Though Dutee won the silver medal, her time of 23.69s on Tuesday was much slower than the Rio Olympics entry standard of 23.20 in the event. Dutee has already qualified for Rio in the 100m while her Odisha State-mate Srabani Nanda had made the cut in the 200m earlier.

Meanwhile, H. M. Jyothi clocked 24.51s for the fourth place and in the men’s 200m, Vidya Sagar was seventh in 21.59s (Rio standard 20.50s).

Later, N. V. Sheena took the women’s triple jump bronze with 13.42m (Rio standard 14.15) and at the Thailand Open at Thammasat, Kerala’s Inter-State National champion V. Neena bettered her personal best by one centimetre to 6.46m while winning the women’s long jump title on Monday.

The results (Indians only):

At Almaty, Kazakhstan: Men’s 200m: 7. Vidya Sagar (21.59s). Women’s 200m: 2. Dutee Chand (23.69s), 4. H.M. Jyothi (24.51).

Triple jump: 3. N.V. Sheena (13.42). At Thammasat, Thailand: Women’s long jump: 1. V. Neena (6.46m).