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News: Dutee Chand, Dharun Ayyasamy win gold medals - Indian Grand Prix

Asian Games silver medallist sprinter Dutee Chand and hurdler Dharun Ayyasamy lived up to their top billing, clinching a gold each in their respective events at the ongoing Indian Grand Prix-2 athletics meet in New Delhi. Dutee Chand ran 23.30s to win to win the 200m women’s race and clinch second gold medal in the IGP series. The timing will help Dutee improve her IAAF World Ranking in the 200m event. Her timing also ensured that the Odisha sprinter made the qualifying cut-off for the Asian Athletics Championships, to be held in Doha, Qatar. The silver medal went to Anjali Devi of Haryana with a timing of 24.15s. Supriya Maddal of Andhra Pradesh clocked 24.48s to bag the bronze medal. Dharun clocked a timing of 49.94s to win the men’s 400m hurdles, his second consecutive gold medal in the Indian Grand Prix series 2019. The 24-year old improved upon his previous timing of 50.07s clocked at IGP-1 held in Patiala. Santhosh Kumar took the second place with a timing of 50.77s and the bronze medal went to Ramachandran clocking 50.83s.

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  • Released : 01-Mar-2019

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