Dutee Chand‘s World Athletics Championships campaign on Saturday came to an end after she finished seventh in the heat. The Indian sprinter had participated in the 100m dash in Doha.
In the semifinal, which will take place on Sunday, will see the top three from the six heats and next six best times overall. Chand clocked a time of 11.48 seconds, meaning she is out of contention on both these counts.
Chand’s timing on Saturday also is 0.22 second lesser than her best time – a national record in the same category in which she was competing.
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The heat event also included Elaine Thompson, reigning Olympic champion from Jamaica. Dutee had the fastest reaction time which helped her to have a good start. The ace Indian sprinter was also in the lead till the halfway stage but faltered in the final stretch of the race.
India’s MP Jabir will be in action later tonight. Jabir will be involved in the men’s 400m hurdles. The 4x400m mixed relay event is scheduled to take place after the men’s 400m hurdles.
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Jabir had finished third in the heat number one (11th overall), with a time of 49.62 seconds and qualified for the semifinals. His personal best remains 49.13 seconds.
Earlier, M Sreeshankar, long jumper, could not reach the final after a below-par performance. Sreeshankar could only manage to produce a best jump of 7.62m from his three attempts in the qualification B and finished 22nd overall. Last month in Patiala, the 20-year-old had produced his season’s best of 8.00m.