Dutee Chand breaks National record on way to gold

Ranchi: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand broke her own national record as she clocked a timing of 11.22 seconds in the women’s 100m semifinals on her way to the gold medal at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships here on Friday.

A fortnight after failing to reach 100m semis at the World Championships in Doha, Chand surpassed her previous timing of 11.26s which she had set at the Asian Championships in April this year. Chand later clocked 11.25 seconds in the final to claim the gold. Chand would have liked to come up with this performance in the World Athletics Championships last month.