Indian Grand Prix: Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Dhanalakshmi, Archana Suseentran Script National Record In 4X100m Relay
Indian Grand Prix: Indian women's 4X100m relay team set a national record on Monday by clocking a time of 43.37 seconds, 0.05 seconds better than previous best.
- Indian women's 4X100m relay team set a new national record on Sunday
- Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Dhanalakshmi, Archana Suseentaran were in the team
- Discuss thrower Kamalpreet Kaur bettered her own national record
Indian Women 4X100m relay team spearheaded by star sprinters Hima Das and Dutee Chand on Monday created a national record in the ongoing Indian Grand Prix (IGP) 4 in Patiala. Hima, Dutee, Dhanalakshmi, and Archana Suseentran clocked a time of 43.37 seconds -- 0.05 seconds less than the previous best -- to achieve the feat. "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.
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)@KirenRijiju @IndiaSports @Media_SAI— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) June 21, 2021
Meanwhile, Tokyo 2020 bound discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur is in no mood of stopping before the showpiece event as the 25-year-old broke the national record -- for the second time in the last four months -- at the same event.
Kamalpreet hurled the discus 66.59m, comfortably shattering her own previous national record of 65.06m set in March 2021 on the final day of the Federation Cup.
Record Alert- Kamalpreet Kaur improves her own national record with a throw of 66.59m in Women Discus Throw in #IGP 4 at Patiala. Her previous best was 65.06m which she achieved at Federation Cup in March 2021 #Tokyo2020 @SonySportsIndia pic.twitter.com/tJtbCcjTOA— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) June 21, 2021
Notably, she is still the first Indian woman to breach the elusive 65m mark and now she has done it twice in the gap of four months.
Kamalpreet's throws at the Indian Grand Prix IV were: 63.41m, x , x, 62.33m, 66.59m, x. Sports Authority of India (SAI) also came forward to congratulate Kamalpreet on this brilliant feat.
"Many congratulations to #Tokyo2020 bound discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur who created a new national record of 66.59m at the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala. She broke her own previous record of 65.06m. #Cheer4India," SAI Media tweeted.