KIIT Girl Sprints into Rio Olympics Qualification

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KIIT Girl Sprints into Rio Olympics Qualification


Ace sprinter from KIIT University Dutee Chand achieved the coveted spot for Rio 2016 Olympics in the women’s 100m event after meeting the qualification mark at the 26th G. Kosanov Memorial Meet in Almaty, Kazakhstan on June 25, 2016.

In a scintillating run in the women’s 100m heats, Dutee beat the Rio Olympics qualification mark of 11.32 seconds by 0.02 seconds. In the process, she bettered her own national record of 11.33 seconds set in National Federation Cup earlier this year. It is a historic achievement as Dutee has become the first Indian women to qualify for the coveted 100m event since the introduction of a qualifying mark in the segment. Legendary athlete PT Usha had qualified for the same event in 1980 Moscow Olympics.
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