Sprinter Dutee Chand is disappointed at missing the huge opportunity of competing in the 4×100 m event of the World Athletics Relays in Chorzow (Poland) from May 1 to 2.

The athletes were stranded after the Royal Dutch Airlines informed them about the ban on passenger flights from India to Netherlands due to the second wave of COVID-19.

“The preparations were really in full swing and we were all keen to put up a good show. Everything was going well because of lot of planning went into the national camp and we were really pleased with the batons exchange segment of the training,” Dutee told Sportstar.

“It would have been great if all 19 teams were in the fray for the World Relays and a good performance in the women’s 4×100 m relay would have ensured a berth for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics,” she said.

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