Dutee Chand wins two gold medals in 16th Asian Junior Athletics Championship

Dutee Chand, Odisha’s ace woman sprinter,bagged two gold medals within a one and a half hour period on the last day of the 16th Asian junior athletics championships at Taipei city : one each in the 200 meter sprint and the 4 X 400 meter relay. The 18-year-old Dutee, coached by N. Ramesh, won the women’s 200 metres with a time of 23.74 metres ahead of Shanti Veronica Pereira (23.99) of Singapore and Nigina Sharipoa (24.24) of Uzbekistan.
Later, Dutee anchored the 4 x 400 metres relay team to the gold with a time of 3 minutes 40.53 seconds. VV Jisha, Jessy Joseph, GK Vijaya Kumari were the other members of the relay squad. Thailand was second at 3:42.27 and Chinese Taipei third at 3:43.00. Incidentally, Jessy had won the 800 metres silver on the third day, when she missed the gold by two hundredth of a second to Ryoko Hirano of Japan.


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