Srabani enter finals in Asian Athletics Championships
The two sprinters entered finals of women’s 200 mt event on the last day of athletic event on Sunday.
While Srabani topped in heat-1 at 200 mt run with a timing of 24.01 seconds, Dutee finished second in heat-3 at the event with timing of 23.84 seconds.
Meanwhile, Odia athlete Amiya Mallick also managed to enter finals by finishing fifth in men’s 200mt run in heat -2 at Asian Athletics Championships in Kalinga Stadium.
Earlier, Mallick was disqualified from the men’s 100m while he was part of the Indian sprint relay team, that was also disqualified, ending his chances of a medal in his stronger events.
Iran’s Hassan Taftian, who shocked favourite Femi Seun Ogunode in the men’s 100m final, failed to qualify in the 200m final.
The Kalinga Stadium crowd got behind the Indian men’s 4x400m relay team as they qualified for the final of the event that will be staged in the evening session, keeping themselves in contention for yet another medal.