KIUG: Priya Mohan beats Dutee Chand to win 200m gold, Jain University still tops the standings | More sports news


BENGALURU: Young Priya Mohan edged out experienced Dutee Chand to win the 200m gold medal, a day after winning the 400m title at the Khelo India University Games at Kanteerava Stadium on Monday.
As 2018 Asian Games silver medalist Chand raced off the blocks to take the lead in the opening 100m, 19-year-old Mohan ran a brilliant turn to overtake and cement his stature in the event.

While Mohan clocked 23.90 seconds for the gold medal, Chand, representing KIIT, won silver with a time of 24.02 seconds and Florence Barla of Ranchi University took bronze. with 24.13 seconds.
Despite the win, Mohan was unhappy that the rain had taken a toll on her plans to set a personal best.
“I had prepared very hard for it and was in top form, but the weather took its toll,” said Mohan, who represented the hosts Jain University.
“I was hoping to do a 51 in the 400m. It’s a great track, my home track, I had called all my friends, but, well, sometimes things don’t go your way.
“I will now travel to Europe to try to qualify for the Senior Worlds and improve my timing. It’s a good start, it gives me confidence…”, she added.
The majority of the day’s action took place at the athletics venue, while the men’s and women’s kabaddi and men’s football finals are scheduled for Tuesday.

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