Sprinter Dutee Chand is delighted at being named for the Arjuna Award on Tuesday and dedicated the honour to the entire nation.

“I thank millions of Indians who stood by me when I was going through tough times and this award is an answer to all their prayers, for all the support they have extended,” Dutee told Sportstar.

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“It is not easy to get this Arjuna Award for which I had applied at the last minute. It means a lot, definitely, and quite naturally is a huge motivation for me when I plan my schedule next year since nothing is going to be held this year because of the pandemic,” the 24-year-old Dutee said from Bhubaneshwar.

“Yes, like for all athletes who are disappointed with the postponement of the 2020 Olympics, this is the kind of news which lifts your spirit and morale,” Dutee said about her…

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