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first_imgAsked about any changes in Dutees running that led to her national record, coach Ramesh said, “Dutee always starts off the block quickly but she needs more power off the blocks so that she can finish the race strong. So we made changes that she would hit the block with more power so that she starts with more power, besides starting off the blocks quickly. “I hope Dutee will now be included in the governments Target Olympic Podium Scheme. It will be better if she is sent for foreign training stint. Here in India the temperature will keep on increasing and chances for Rio qualification will be more in competitions outside the country. We will make a request to the sports ministry and Sports Authority of India.” In the mens 100m dash finals, Jyotisankar Debnath of Bihar took the gold in 10.41secs while Krishnakumar Rane (10.44secs) and Mohd Abdul Qureshi (10.50secs) were second and third respectively. Amiya Kumar Mallick, who set a national record in mens 100m dash but finished fourth in 10.51secs said it was tough for an athlete to run three races in a day and that too 100m sprint. “It is hard to run three races (preliminary heats, semifinals and finals) in a day. I had a left hamstring pull in the semifinals and so I could not do well in the finals,” Mallick said. Incidentally, Mallick was one of the athletes who breached the Rio Games qualifying time of 10.16secs at the Indian Grand Prix first leg held on April 24 at the same venue here. But his timing was of no use as it was recorded manually due to a power failure. “I have three more months to qualify for Rio Olympics. I am a non-camper and am not among those sent to train abroad. I will approach the Athletics Federation of India to include me at the camp and send abroad for training. I hope to qualify for the Rio Olympics,” he said. In mens shot put, reigning Asian champion and Rio Games bound Inderjeet Singh was pushed to the second spot in an upset by Tajinderpal Singh Toor of ONGC who won the gold with a throw of 19.93m. Inderjeet, who just returned from United States after a training stint with fundings from the government under the TOP Scheme, had a best effort of 19.17m to finish second. Inderjeet has a personal best of 20.65m. (MORE) PTI PDS CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more