Star sprinter Dutee to return home today

 

Bhubaneswar: Star sprinter Dutee Chand, who won two silver medals, one in Women’s 100-m race and another in 200-m race in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, would return to her homeland Odisha today.

According to reports, soon after arrival, Dutee would meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has announced cash awards of Rs 3 crore (Rs 1.5 crore for each medal) for her for winning silver medals the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Wednesday.

This apart, Patnaik also announced that the state government would bear the expenses for the 22-year-old athlete’s preparation for the next Olympics.