It has been a remarkable comeback to the sport for the 22-year-old Dutee Chand after she was suspended by the IAAF in 2014 under the global athletics body's hyperandrogenism policy
Jakarta: Sprinter Dutee Chand did the nation proud as she won her second medal at the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia.
It was a double silver for Dutee in her maiden Asiad as she finished second in the 200m dash at the GBK Stadium on Wednesday. Dutee clocked 23.20 seconds. Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong won the gold in a time of 22.96s while Wei Yongli of China was third (23.27).
On Sunday, at the same venue, Dutee had won silver in the 100m final and she made it a memorable Asiad with two medals.
"2014 was very a bad year for me. People said many things abut me. The same girl today came back and won a medal for the country, it is really big achievement for me," Dutee had said after the 100m race.
#TeamIndia at the #AsianGames2018— Team India (@ioaindia) August 29, 2018
Spellbound as India's sprint queen does it yet again! #DuteeChand wins Silver Medal No. 20 for India, as she finished 2nd with a difference of only 0.24 seconds in the Women's 200m Finals. #Congratulations @DuteeChand 👏🥈🇮🇳#IAmTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/4FDfX6MGLc
"In the semifinals, the first 20 metres, I did not push much and coach pointed out that 'you have to make a better beginning. So in the final, I rushed the first 40 metres. I was running with eyes closed, whether medal comes or not, I wanted to better my timing.
"When I opened my eyes, the race was over. I did not know what has happened. People said you have won a medal, but I did not believe, I did not pick flag until I saw the result on display screen," she added.
It has been a remarkable comeback to the sport for the 22-year-old Dutee after she was suspended by the IAAF in 2014 under the global athletics body's hyperandrogenism policy. The Odisha girl went to the Court of Arbitration of Sports and won to return to the track.
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Last Updated Aug 29, 2018, 6:07 PM IST