Odisha CM announces a massive cash reward for sprinter Dutee Chand

Dutee Chand made a real case for herself as one of the viable women athletes as she claimed a silver medal in the final of the Women’s 100m Athletics event. She ran at a great pace and maintained the flow till the end as she clocked 11:32 seconds.

Impressed by Chand’s achievement at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a staggering cash reward of Rs. 1.5 crore.

Dutee Chand celebrates as she wins Silver medal for India at the ongoing Asian Games 2018 (Credits: ANI)

She missed the gold medal by a small margin as she passed the finishing line just behind the gold medalist Edidiong Odiong hailing from Bahrain who clocked at 11:30 seconds.

Earlier, Odisha Chief Minister showered praise on the sprinter for making India proud at the prestigious tournament.

“Congratulate #DuteeChand on sprinting to glory with a Silver in 100m sprint at #AsianGames2018. You have made the nation proud and #Odisha could not have been prouder! Best wishes. #OdishaForIndia,” Patnaik took to official Twitter handle to praise the silver medal winner.

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