Priya Mohan defeats Dutee Chand


Khelo India University Games: Priya Mohan beats Olympian Dutee Chand for 200m gold Priya Mohan, who won gold in the women’s 400m on Sunday, beat Olympian Dutee Chand to win gold in the 200m at the Khelo India University Games on Monday. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates

Most of the day’s action took place at the athletics venue, with events following one another, all culminating in the women’s 200m in the morning. Among the contenders was Priya Mohan, representing Jain University who won gold in the 400m with remarkable ease.

Khelo India University Games: Priya Mohan beats Olympian Dutee Chand for 200m gold

Despite the victory, Mohan was unhappy with her performance, fighting back tears as she spoke of how the rain had taken its toll on her plans to set a personal best and possibly break a record.

“I had prepared very hard for this and was in top form, but the weather took its toll. 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 hey, sometimes things don’t go your way. said Priya Mohan.

Aside from the disappointment of not breaking the record for her favorite distance, the 19-year-old picked up where she left in the early morning 200m. The race would see her take on 100m winner Dutee Chand.

Khelo India University Games: Priya Mohan beats Olympian Dutee Chand for 200m gold

Mohan won gold in that event at the All India Inter-University Games earlier this year, but Chand’s absence from the final served as a dampener and raised hopes that it would be a clash for the ages.

As Chand came out of the blocks to take the lead in the first 100 yards, Mohan ran a brilliant turn to overtake and cement his stature in the event. Although happy to have beaten Chand, Mohan again expressed her disappointment that she had not broken her own records – proof of the hunger of such a young athlete.

“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 says.

Khelo India University Games: Priya Mohan beats Olympian Dutee Chand for 200m gold

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