Odisha authorities on Tuesday nominated ace sprinter Dutee Chand for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the nation’s highest sporting honour.
Aside from Dutee, the Odisha authorities additionally despatched 5 different suggestions to the sports activities ministry, stated an official right here.
“I am grateful to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik for nominating my title for the Khel Ratna Award. Could your blessing at all times be upon me,” Dutee stated on Twitter.
The Indian dash ace broke her personal 100m nationwide file, clocking 11.7 seconds on the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala final week to overlook the automated Olympic qualification time by 0.02 seconds.
She is, nevertheless, set to make it to the Tokyo Olympics on the idea of world rankings.
The 25-year-old Dutee, who gained a silver every within the 100m and 200m occasions within the 2018 Asian Video games, was conferred with the Arjuna Award final yr.
The Sports activities and Youth Providers Division of Odisha authorities has additionally nominated Olympic-bound Indian hockey vice-captain Birendra Lakra (Arjuna Award), hockey coach Kalu Charan Choudhury (Dronacharya) and former sprinter and Olympian Anuradha Biswal (Dhyan Chand) for Nationwide Sports activities Awards.
The state authorities additionally nominated KIIT Deemed College and Odisha Mining Company for Rashtriya Khel Prostahan Puraskar for figuring out and nurturing budding skills within the area.
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