Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand has been nominated for the prestigious BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award.
The other contenders for the award are shooter Manu Bhaker, chess player Koneru Humpy, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and Indian hockey team captain Rani.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Dutee for the nomination.
“Congratulations #Odisha’s ace sprinter @DuteeChand on being nominated for BBC Indian Sportswomen of the year. Wish her the very best and wish her to keep inspiring,” tweeted the Chief Minister.
Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik also congratulated Dutee.
“Heartiest congratulations to @DuteeChand for being nominated for the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2021 award. Odisha is proud of this amazing feat. You are an inspiration for every Odia girl,” tweeted Patnaik.