Duti Chand brings Laurel to Odisha

Duti Chand of Odisha brought laurel to the state by winning a bronze medal in the Women’s 200m race at the 20th Asian Athletics Championship in Pune. This is the first time Duti won a medal at any international event. She failed to win the silver medal just by 0.11 seconds.

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Duti-ChandEarlier this year, Duti had won three gold medals at the 58th national school championship in Uttar Pradesh. She had also received a Tata Nano car for her superlative performance in the championship. Duti had become the fastest runner winning three gold medals in 100, 400 and 200m race in the U-19 Women category.

Duti will participate in the World Youth Athletics Championship to be held in Ukraine during July 10-14. She is hopeful of getting the gold medal in that championship. The Odisha Olympic Association and KIIT have announced a cash prize of Rs 25,000 each for Duti. KIIT has also decided to sponsor her preparations and expenses during the competitions.

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