Chand qualifies for girls` 100m final in World Youth Championships

New Delhi: Promising Indian athlete Dutee Chand today qualified for the girls` 100m dash final on the second day of the World Youth Championships at Donetsk in Ukraine.

17-year-old Chand, who had won a 200m bronze in the just-concluded Asian Athletics Championships in Pune, clocked 11.72secs to finish third in the semifinals heat number three.

The first two in each of the three semifinal heats and the next two fastest qualify for the finals.
The Indian qualified for the final as one of the two fastest.

Chand had clocked her personal best of 11.62secs -- national youth and junior records -- in the first round heats yesterday, the fifth fastest athlete going into the semifinal heats.

Meanwhile, India`s medal hope Shakti Solanki failed to make it to the boys shot put final as he finished 13th in the qualifying competition with a mark of 18.72m. Only the top 12 finishers advance to the finals


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