Hima, Dutee dash to gold in Indian GP


Patiala, February 25

Star Indian sprinter Hima Das ran her first competitive race in more than a year and won a gold in the women’s 200m in the Indian Grand Prix II here today. The 21-year-old won the race in 23.31 seconds.

Sprinter Dutee Chand blazed the track to win the women’s 100m in 11.44 seconds, an improvement on the 11.51 seconds she had clocked last week in the first GP. She is hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games by meeting the 11.15 seconds standard.

In the men’s 400m, Amoj Jacob of Delhi came up with a personal best time of 46.00 seconds to win the race.

Kerala’s M Sreeshankar, competing in his first national-level long lump competition since October 2019, produced a best leap of 8.05m on his sixth try to win the gold.

Tajinderpal wins gold

In the men’s shot put, Tajinderpal Singh’s opening effort of 19.49m was good enough for the gold. — PTI



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