Asian Games 2018: Dutee Chand wins second silver, ends 16-year wait for the nation

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XtraTime Web Desk: Great news for India as the nation’s star sprinter Dutee Chand bagged her second silver medal in the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta where she finished her women’s 200m final race in second spot.




With this India gets its 52nd medal in the ongoing games and it was the second medal for India on day 11 after Achanta Sharath Kamal & Manika Batra clinched mixed team bronze earlier today. The nation now have 9 gold, 20 silver and 23 bronze so far.




Earlier couple of days back Dutee won silver in 100m final race and today she became the second fastest lady of Asia in 200m race where she finished the race in 23.20 seconds. The fastest woman was Bahrain’s Odiong Edidiong as she finished the race in just 22.96 seconds. The bronze medal was bagged by China’s Wei Yongli who took 23.27 seconds to finish the race.




India had to wait for 16 years to win a medal in women’s 200m race. The last athlete who won a medal for India in this event was Saraswati Saha. She won the gold medal back in 2002.




Dutee’s silver in the 100m was also India’s second at the Games after PT Usha’s silver medal at the 1986 Asiad in Seoul.

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