The sprinter from Odisha, Dutee Chand, is likely to take part in World Championships to be held in London in August. She has received invitation from International Associations of Athletics Federation to take part in the Championship in spite of not meeting the qualification standard needed.
Dutee’s best is 11.30 seconds, which she clocked during the Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi on May 15. But the original entry standard is 11.26 seconds. She got an invite from the IAAF as the target number of 56 athletes for women’s 100m event was yet to be reached for the August 4-13 World Championships in London.
“We have got an invite from the IAAF offering a quota entry for Dutee Chand in the women’s 100m race. It’s because the targeted number of athletes in that event (women’s 100m) has not been reached,” said Adille Sumariwalla, the President of Athletics Federation of India.
Dutee’s coach c said that she currently has a visa for United Kingdom and therefore can take part in the Championships in such a short notice.