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Dutee Misses Olympic Qualification Time Again, Hopes to Qualify On World Ranking Basis

Patiala: Sprinter Dutee Chand again misses the mark to qualify for Tokyo Olympics next month.

Dutee secured fourth position by clocking 11.62 seconds in the 100-metre sprint at the 60th National Inter-State Athletics Championships held in Patiala, Punjab on Saturday.

The qualifying time for the Tokyo Olympics is 11.15 seconds.

On June 21, Dutee set a new national record in women’s 100 metre sprint event with 11.17 seconds at the Indian Grand Prix-4 organized by the Athletics Federation of India in Patiala.

She still has a chance to qualify for the Olympics on the basis of world ranking.

On missing her chance, Dutee said, “ I still have a chance to qualify as per the ranking and I am sure to qualify.”

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