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Cherish my 100m silver more: Dutee

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NEW DELHI, Aug 31: She won two silver medals in her maiden Asian Games, but star sprinter Dutee Chand cherishes her closely-fought 100m silver more than the 200m win.

The 22-year-old sprinter clinched a silver each in the women�s 100m and 200m in the ongoing Jakarta games.

With the double, 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.

�I had to work very hard for this result. It is huge that I won two medals. Personally, I like my 100m medal more. I focussed on that event more and I lost it by a very small margin,� Dutee said at a felicitation ceremony arranged by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology.

Dutee had clocked a timing of 11.32 seconds in her 100m event. She was ousted by Odiong Edidiong of Bahrain who won the gold in 11.30 seconds while Wei Yongli of China took the bronze in 11.33s.

Dutee was dropped from India�s Commonwealth Games contingent in 2014 after being rendered ineligible to compete as a female athlete due to hyperandrogenism policy of the world athletics body (IAAF). � PTI

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Cherish my 100m silver more: Dutee

NEW DELHI, Aug 31: She won two silver medals in her maiden Asian Games, but star sprinter Dutee Chand cherishes her closely-fought 100m silver more than the 200m win.

The 22-year-old sprinter clinched a silver each in the women�s 100m and 200m in the ongoing Jakarta games.

With the double, 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.

�I had to work very hard for this result. It is huge that I won two medals. Personally, I like my 100m medal more. I focussed on that event more and I lost it by a very small margin,� Dutee said at a felicitation ceremony arranged by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology.

Dutee had clocked a timing of 11.32 seconds in her 100m event. She was ousted by Odiong Edidiong of Bahrain who won the gold in 11.30 seconds while Wei Yongli of China took the bronze in 11.33s.

Dutee was dropped from India�s Commonwealth Games contingent in 2014 after being rendered ineligible to compete as a female athlete due to hyperandrogenism policy of the world athletics body (IAAF). � PTI

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