Dutee Chand 200m heats Olympics 2021 Athletics LIVE: Dutee gets season best but fails to qualify for semifinals

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 02, 2021 07:33 IST

Catch live updates and commentary from Dutee Chand 200m heats at Olympics 2021


07:33 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Its a bad start to India's Olympic hopes but we can expect things to get better as the day progresses.

Dutee Chand got a season-best but it was not enough to get her through to the semifinal.

Hopes will be from the Indian women's hockey team who will be playing the quarterfinals today. Also, in action will be Kamalpreet Kau, who is now a medal contender in discus throw after her 64m in the qualification round.

Until then take care and goodbye.

07:26 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Dutee Chand finished last in heat 4. Fails to qualify for the next round. 

07:25 (IST)2 AUG 2021

But she loses the pace on the turn.

07:25 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Dutee gets a good start.

07:25 (IST)2 AUG 2021

And its on.

07:25 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Start list of Heat 4.

07:24 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Heat 4 to begin

Dutee Chand will now be in action in lane 7.

07:21 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Heat 3 Result

1) Switzerland
2) USA
3) France
Final result

07:18 (IST)2 AUG 2021

And its on.

That is a great start by Switzerland and. Kambundji finish with ease.

07:17 (IST)2 AUG 2021

And the racers take the mark.

07:17 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Track and Field scheduled for Morning session

07:17 (IST)2 AUG 2021

07:15 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Heat 3 to begin now
Start List

07:14 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Will it be another clean sweep by Jamaica?

07:13 (IST)2 AUG 2021

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Heat 2 Result

1) Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce
2) Masilingi
3) Dafne Schippers

07:10 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Shelly-Ann gets an easy win.

07:10 (IST)2 AUG 2021

And its on.

07:09 (IST)2 AUG 2021

The sprinters take the mark.

07:09 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Dafne Schippers are the favorites.

07:08 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Heat 1 result

07:08 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Heat 2 to begin now.

07:05 (IST)2 AUG 2021

True Champion!

Sifan Hassan shows why she is the favorite to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 1500m.

The middle-distance runner fell just before the last lap and then made a strong comeback to finish first in the first round.

07:04 (IST)2 AUG 2021

07:01 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Its a quick start. 

And Ivroy Coast, Nigeria and Bahamas finish in the top 3. They get an automatic qualifications.

07:01 (IST)2 AUG 2021

And its on.

07:01 (IST)2 AUG 2021

The sprinters take the mark.

Bahamas is the favorite.

07:00 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Start list heat 1

06:59 (IST)2 AUG 2021

How to qualify for the semifinal?

Qualification Rules: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 3 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals

06:58 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Heat 1 is starting

06:54 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Who is Dutee Chand?

Dutee Chand was born to Chakradhar Chand and Akhuji Chand. Dutee comes from a family below the poverty line. Both her parents are daily wage earners by weaving fabrics. She had spent most of her childhood years in the coastal area of Gopalpur village.

At the young age of 4, Dutee was inspired to take up running after she saw her elder sister, Saraswati Chand, practicing on the banks of the Brahmani river. Saraswati is a national-level sprinter and currently works with Odisha Police.

In 2006, Dutee got her sports scholarship for admission at the government school in Bhubaneswar and that’s where she began to pursue running seriously. Initially, she used to run barefoot while training because of poor financial condition back at home, she couldn’t afford to buy a new pair of running shoes.

In 2019, she openly came out as a lesbian after she publicly proclaimed about her same-sex relationship. This didn’t go down well with her family. She received severe flak from the hooks and corners of her village. However, she stood strong and defended her stand on her same-sex relationship.

Dutee Chand is currently working as an executive officer at The Odisha Mining Corporation Limited.

06:49 (IST)2 AUG 2021

Good Morning and welcome to the Sportkskeeda Live blog.

Dutee Chand will be in action in 200m event heat. She will be hoping to shake off the 100m disappointment today and qualify for the semifinal.

The race will begin at 7:24 am. Until then sit back and enjoy.
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