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Indian Grand Prix: Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Dhanalakshmi, Archana Suseentran Set National Record

NEW DELHI: In the ongoing Indian Grand Prix (IGP) 4 in Patiala, the Indian Women’s 4X100m relay team led by renowned sprinters Hima Das and Dutee Chand set a national record on Monday.

To achieve the feat, Dutee, Hima, Dhanalakshmi, and Archana clocked a time of 43.37s, 5 seconds faster than the previous best.

“One more NATIONAL RECORD created at #IGP 4 in Patiala by our W: 4x100m sprinters @HimaDas8 @DuteeChand Dhanalakshmi & Archana Suseentran with a time of 43.37s; Previous Record 43.42s (2016),” Athletics Federation of India (AFI) tweeted.

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“I congratulate our sprinters @HimaDas8 @DuteeChand #Dhanalakshmi & #Archana Suseentran for breaking the National Record at IGP-4 in Patiala in the 4x100m relay, clocking 43.37s ! The previous record was of 43.42s set in 2016,” union sports minister tweeted.

Meanwhile, Tokyo 2020 bound discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur, 25-year-old set a new national record in the same event for the second time in four months.

Kamalpreet threw the discus 66.59 meters, significantly breaking her own national record of 65.06 metres recorded on the final day of the Federation Cup in March 2021.

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