India at Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand times her season best 23.85 seconds but fails to qualify for women’s 200m

Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE – Indian Athletes in Action: Dutee Chand recorded her season-best in the women’s 200m Round 1 Heat 4 event. She completed the race in 23.85 seconds. However, it was not enough for qualification as she finished at the 7th spot. The First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 3 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals. She could not make it the last time in women’s 100 meters after finishing 7th with a timing of 11.54 seconds. Also, live in action will be India’s Kamalpreet Kaur who threw her discus 64 meters to automatically qualify for the finals. Watch her live at 4:30 PM.– Follow Tokyo Olympics athletics LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co

India’s star sprinter Dutee Chand failed to qualify for the semi-final of the women’s 200m event here at the Olympic Stadium – Track 2 on Monday.

Running in heat 4, Dutee finished with a season-best timing of 23.85 but it was no good as she finished 7th and as a result, she failed to qualify for the semi-final. Christine Mboma topped the heat with a timing of 22.11 as she broke the Namibian national record.

USA’s Gabrielle Thomas finished at the second spot with a timing of 22.20. The first three in each heat qualify for the semi-finals and the next 3 fastest (all seven heats combined) also advance to the last four.

Earlier on Friday, Chand also failed to progress to the semi-finals of the women’s 100m event here at the Olympic Stadium. Running in heat 5, Dutee finished with a timing of 11.54 and was 7th and as a result, she failed to qualify for the semi-final. Shelly-Ann Frasher-Pryce topped the heat 5 with a timing of 10.84 while Ajla del Ponte finished at the second spot with a timing of 10.91.

1 Aug

@7:26 AM: Dutee Chand fails to qualify for the 200m women’s event after finishing at the 7th spot with a season-best 23.85 seconds.

@7:24 AM: The race is about to start. Dutee Chand is in lane 7.

@7:05 AM:

30 July

@10:00AM India at Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand fails to qualify. Dutee Chand finishes in seventh place in her 100m heat, meaning that she will not be advancing, seeing as only the first 3 in each heat and the next 3 fastest move on to the next round

#IND’s national record holder in women’s 100m @DuteeChand falls short of striding her way to the next round as she finishes seventh with a timing of 11.54s in heat 5️⃣

The heat was won by #JAM’s @realshellyannfp! 🙌#StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion | #Tokyo2020 | #Athletics

— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 30, 2021

@08:11AM: India at Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand confirmed on the Start List for Heat 5 in women’s 100m round 1. Race scheduled for 9.17 am

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Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE – Indian Athletes in Action: Pinning their slim medal hopes on the sprightly but underprepared star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, India will begin their Olympic campaign in athletics on Friday, hoping to make amends for the disappointing performances in the last edition.

The 23-year-old Chopra, currently ranked fourth in the world, is the brightest prospect for an Olympic medal though he is short on preparations, having competed in only one top-class international event in the run-up ro the Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Athletics Federation of India had planned training-cum-competition tours abroad for the athletes prior to the Games but had to cancel them due to the global travel restrictions triggered by the pandemic.

Out of the 26-member Olympic team, only Chopra was able to train and compete in Europe in early June before arriving in Tokyo on Tuesday.

He had just three international events before the Olympics but the first two were minor ones with local athletes competing.

In his only top-class international event this year, Chopra finished third with a throw of 86.79m at Kuortane Games in Finland while Tokyo Olympics gold medal hot favorite Johannes Vetter (93.59m) of Germany won the event.

Chopra, who began the season by breaking his own national record with an 88.07m throw at the Indian Grand Prix in March, has spoken about his frustration at the lack of top-class international events in the build-up to the Olympics.

The 2017 world champion Vetter (personal-best 97.76m, season-best 96.29m) has been unbeatable this season with 90m-plus throws in seven events between April and June.

If he continues his form, Vetter seems to be a sure-shot for his first Olympics gold.

Chopra’s competitors for other medals could be Poland’s Marcin Krukowski (PB & SB 89.55m), 2012 Olympics champion and 2016 Rio Games bronze medallist Trinidad & Tobago’s Keshorn Walcott (PB 90.16m, SB 89.12m), and Latvia’s 2014 under-20 World champion Gatis Cakss (PB & SB 87.57m).

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Chopra, who has been based in Uppsala in Sweden with biomechanics expert Klaus Klaus Bartonietz, will have his first throw in an Olympics during the qualifying round on August 4 before the finals to be held three days later.

The field was depleted after reigning Olympic champion Thomas Rohler of Germany pulled out with a back injury. World champion Anderson Peters, on the other hand, has not been in great form this season. Estonia’s World Championships silver medallist Magnus Kirt has also pulled out due to a leg injury.

Other than Chopra, none have a realistic chance for a medal but some of them would look to qualify for the final round. In Rio five years ago, only Lalita Babar could make it to the finals in the women’s 3000m steeplechase.

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur ranked sixth in the world with a personal best of 66.59m, could be gunning for a top-5 finish if not for a medal provided she can continue her strong form which helped her break the national record twice recently.

Asian Games champion shot putter Tajinder Singh Toor, who bettered his own national mark at IGP 4 in June with a 21.49m throw, can also make it to the final though the event will be extremely competitive going by what had happened in the 2019 World Championships.

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If the likes of Shivpal Singh (javelin throw), Avinash Sable (3000m steeplechase), and M Sreeshankar (long jump) can be better than their personal best, they can also make it to the final round.

Sreeshankar’s form though has dipped after his national record-breaking 8.26m jump during the Federation Cup in March and the AFI was even mulling on dropping him, along with 20km race walker K T Irfan, after he cleared just 7.48m in the ‘fitness trial’ held on July 21.

They were retained but AFI president Adille Sumariwalla warned that action will be taken against all those who do not perform well here.

Sable will kick off proceedings on Friday, followed by Dutee Chand (100m) and M P Jabir (400m hurdles) in their respective heats in the morning session. The mixed 4x400m relay team will be in action in the evening for a place in the final.

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