The World Championships qualifying timing is 11.24 seconds and the 2020 Olympic Games cut-off is 11.15.
The World Championships qualifying timing is 11.24 seconds and the 2020 Olympic Games cut-off is 11.15.

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Dutee Chand Thanks MEA S Jaishankar After Visa Gets Approved For World Athletics Championships

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Dutee Chand was on Friday granted visa to travel to Europe and participate in a couple of races in her bid to qualify for the World Athletics Championships
  • The athlete requested the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to help her get visa so that she can participate in the competitions

India's fastest woman Dutee Chand was on Friday granted visa to travel to Europe and participate in a couple of races in her bid to qualify for the World Athletics Championships.

On Thursday, the athlete requested the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to help her get visa so that she can participate in the competitions.

"Stand as a proud daughter with all who stood by me in the time of need. Big shout out 2 all who made my voice heard. Big thanks to @MEAIndia @DrSJaishankar

@IndiaSports @KirenRijiju for personally looking into my visa issue and clearing it from their side. Thanks @Naveen_Odisha," Dutee wrote on her twitter handle.

Read the tweet here:

Dutee, who recently became the first Indian woman track and field athlete to clinch a gold medal in the World University Games, is slated to compete in 100m dash in two IAAF-approved races -- one in Ireland on August 13 and another in Germany on August 19. But she is yet to get her visa.

While Dutee asked for help a day earlier, sources said that the athlete had applied for the visa last week and had planned to depart from India on Friday.

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Dutee is currently a student of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar.

The World Championships qualifying timing is 11.24 seconds and the 2020 Olympic Games cut-off is 11.15.

She ran her personal best and achieved a national record time of 11.26 seconds in Doha in April during the Asian Championships. 

Earlier, she had shown her interest to participate in the IAAF organised tournaments in Ireland & Germany on 13 and 19 August respectively and then mentioned that her visa formalities have not been completed due to some reasons.

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