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Dutee sets new 100m record

By The Assam Tribune

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Feb 11 (PTI): Controversial teen sprinter Dutee Chand cornered glory by clinching the women�s 100m gold with a new meet record as athletes continued to raise the bar in the blue-riband track and field events of the 35th National Games here today.

In overall standings, Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) remained the undisputed numero uno on the 11th day of competitions with 107 medals (66 gold, 19 silver and 22 bronze). Haryana rose to the second spot with 71 medals (30 gold, 25 silver and 16 bronze) while Maharashtra slipped to third on account of lesser gold medals with a total tally 103 27 gold, 40 silver and 36 bronze).

The 100m sprints were lined up early in the evening finals and as was expected, Odisha�s Dutee displayed blazing form to break the meet record for a third time in the Games and comfortably notch up the women�s gold with an effort of 11.76sec.

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