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Asian Games 2018: India's Dutee Chand wins silver in Women's 200m Final

Dutee Chand won a silver medal after she clocked 23.20 to finish second in Women's 200m Final event on the 11th day of the Asian Games 2018.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 29, 2018 17:52 IST ]
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Dutee Chand celebrates after winning the silver medal

India's star sprinter Dutee Chand won a silver medal after she clocked 23.20 to finish second in Women's 200m Final event on the 11th day of the Asian Games 2018 on Wednesday.

Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong finished on top with a timing of 22.96 seconds, while China's Yongli Wei clinched a bronze as she clocked 23.27 to secure the third position.

This was Dutee's second bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games as she earlier won the same medal in the Women's 100m Final event. It was India's first medal in 20 years in the 100m dash. Running in lane number 7, Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds, a tad below her national record of 11.29 seconds

With her second Asiad medal, Dutee joined her illustrious compatriots such as PT Usha in the list of athletes who have won more than one medal at the Asian Games.

It has been an outstanding show by the 22-year-old Odisha sprinter who was not allowed to compete in 2014-15 under the IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy due to which she missed the 2014 Commonwealth and Asian Games. She fought and won a case against this policy at the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

In a recent revision of the hyperandrogenism policy of the IAAF, Dutee has been left out of its purview. 

Legendary Usha had swept four gold medals at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, winning 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay. Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, (800m 1500m) had also won two medals at the at 1998 Bangkok Games.

Sunita Rani (1500m, 5000m ) also returned with two medals from the 2002 Busan Games.

(With PTI inputs)

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