India’s sprinter Dutee Chand clinched the silver medal in the final of women’s 100m dash at the 18th Asian Games on Sunday. It is also country’s first medal in 20 years in this event.
Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to earn the silver. The gold medal went to Edidiong Odiong of Bahrain, who clocked the time of 11.30s while China’s Yongli Wei took the bronze, clocking 11.33s.
“Today is an extremely happy day for me. What Dutee has achieved should be an inspiration for all athletes/sportspersons. Having gone through the stresses that she has, one can only salute her spirit and determination. I am sure she will be a role model for all who want to achieve against all odds,” said Pullela Gopichand, the chief national badminton coach.
Earlier, Hima Das wrote her name in the books of history again, the world champion lived up to the nation’s expectations after winning a silver medal at the women’s 400m race event in the Asian games 2018. She came second to Salwa Naser and registered a time of 50.79
In the men’s 400 m race event, India’s Muhammed Anas Yahiya won the Silver No. 9 for India as he finished second. Anas clocked a time of 45.69 while Arokia Rajiv finished 4th with a timing of 45.84.
All the athletes displayed heroic efforts to win medals for India. Odisha villages to be awarded for keeping the environment clean