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India’s top runner Dutee Chand has been selected for the Arjuna Award. After being selected for this prestigious award in the field of sports, Dutee is very excited and her spirits are also high. She said that individual best performance is not enough to make it to the cut for Tokyo but says that being selected for the Arjuna Award will inspire him to achieve the difficult ‘Olympic qualification mark’.
The 24-year-old Dutee was selected for the Arjuna Award on Friday along with 26 other players. The silver medalist in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2018 Asian Games has a personal best performance of 11.22 seconds which he achieved last year. Dutee qualified for the Rio Olympics by achieving a qualifying mark of 11.32 seconds but this time it is 11.15 seconds.
Dutee told from Bhubaneswar, “The award has been received at the right time. Your performance and achievements are always respected by the government in any way, it always boosts the confidence of the player. ‘
Dutee said, ‘This will strengthen me to further my efforts for the Olympics and will boost my confidence. I hope to qualify for my second Olympics in Tokyo next year and do better in Tokyo. “It will be difficult (take time of 11.15 seconds) but I am confident that I will achieve it.”