Odisha chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday congratulated sprinter Dutee Chand for having certified for Rio Olympics and stated that the humans of the country wanted her all success inside the coming near near video games.
Describing Dutee’s Olympics qualification a historical success that brought glory for Odisha, Patnaik wished victory for her in Rio, in step with a announcement from the leader Minister’s workplace.
Odisha Athletic association Secretary Asirbad Behera congratulated Dutee and introduced Rs 50,000 for her.
Joyed over her feat, Dutee told an Odia tv channel that her success changed into the end result of 14 years of difficult work. She stated the help of her family performed a key role in her fulfillment.
Dutee on Saturday became the primary Indian lady athlete to qualify for 100m dash in Olympics in 36 years as she booked a Rio video games berth at the 26th G Kosanov Memorial Meet in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
20-year-old Dutee clocked eleven.30 seconds within the girls’s 100m heats and then ran a good better 11.24 seconds within the finals to win a silver medal within the Kazakhstan Meet too book the Rio Olympics price tag.
inside the manner, Dutee bettered her personal countrywide document of eleven.33secs which she set at Federation Cup countrywide Championships here in April.
The qualifying mark for the Rio Olympics became set at 11.32 seconds.
Dutee is the first Indian female to have qualified for 100 metres race in an Olympics after legendary P T Usha competed within the blue-riband event inside the 1980 Moscow video games.
She is the primary athlete from Odisha to have certified for Olympics in an individual event.
earlier, Odia girls athletes Rachita Panda and Anuradha Biswal had participated in 2000 Sydney Olympics in four×a hundred metre relay race.