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- Tokyo Olympic Indian Star Dutee Chand Will Take Part In Womens 100m And 200m Race Hima Das Did Not Get Place
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Dutee Chand will represent the country in both the 100m and 200m races.
India’s star sprinter Dutee Chand has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. He has got a place in this mega sports event under the World Ranking Quota. 22 places in the 100 meters and 15 in the 200 meters were available through the world rankings. Dutee Chand, who was ranked 44th in the world in the 100m and 51st in the 200m, was within the set standards, so she has been given a place. Hima Das, on the other hand, could not even qualify through the ranking quota.
Dutee could not get direct qualification
Dutee Chand had a chance to qualify directly for Tokyo through the 60th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships. But, they missed. Last week, he also set a national record in the 100m race at the Indian Grand Prix in Patiala by clocking 11.17 seconds. But, she missed the Olympic qualification mark by 0.02 seconds.
Hima Das could not even qualify through the ranking quota system.
Hima Das did not get the place
India’s young runner Hima Das, popularly known as Dhing Express, could not qualify for the Olympics even through the ranking quota. In the Indian Grand Prix, Hima clocked 22.88 seconds in the 200m race. But, she was 0.08 seconds behind the qualification mark.
So far 19 players have been replaced by athletics
So far 19 players from India have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in different athletics events. Jabir M Palliali qualified for the men’s 400m hurdles. At the same time, Mohammad Anas Yahya, Noah Nirmal Tome, Amoz Jacob and Arokia Rajeev have made it to the 4x 400m relay.
Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Rohilla and Irfan Thodi have got entry in the 20 km race walk. Avinash Sable has qualified in 3000m steeple chase. Qualified for Dutee Chand (100m and 200m) among women. Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat have got entry in 20 km race walk.
Neeraj is considered a contender for winning the medal in men’s javelin throw.
7 Indian players including Neeraj in field event
In the men’s field event, Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh (both javelin throws), Murali Sreeshankar (long jump) and Tejinder Pal Toor (shot put) have qualified. Among the women in the field event, Kamalpreet Kaur, Seema Poonia (both discus throw) and Anu Rani (javelin throw) have made it.