After failing to progress beyond the opening round in the 100m, India’s Dutee Chand will be eyeing a better run in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s 200m sprint heats at the Olympic Stadium on Monday, August 2.
The 44-woman field is divided into seven heat races, with three top runners from each heat and the next three fastest runners across groups advancing to the semi-finals. The final will feature eight sprinters.
Dutee Chand has been drawn in heat 4 alongside USA’s Gabrielle Thomas, Namibia’s Christine Mboma, Brazil’s Vitoria Cristina Rosa, Nigeria’s Aminatou Seyni, Germany’s Jessica-Bianca Wessolly and Zambia’s Roda Njobvu.
Gabrielle Thomas, the world No. 12, is the biggest name in Dutee’s heat. The American also holds the best women’s 200m timing in 2021- a 21.61 second dash at Oregon back in June.
Dutee Chand’s personal best in 200m is 23.00 seconds.
The Jamaican trio of Elaine Thompson Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, who clean-swept the 100m medals at Tokyo, will all be in action in 200m as well. Elaine Thompson is the reigning Olympic champion.
Some of the other big names to keep an eye on will be the Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers, the Rio silver medallist in 200, Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, the reigning world champion in the event, and Bahrain’s Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the Rio 400m champion.
Tokyo Olympics women’s 200m schedule, fixtures and live start times for India
All times are India Standard Times (IST)
August 2, Monday
Women’s 200m round 1 heats - 7:00 AM IST onwards
Women’s 200m semi-finals – 3:55 PM IST onwards
August 3, Tuesday
Women’s 200m final – 6:20 PM IST
Where to watch the Tokyo Olympics women’s 200m live in India?
Tokyo Olympics women’s 200m race will be telecast live on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India. Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD will broadcast Tokyo 2020 in regional languages.
Live streaming of the Tokyo Olympics women’s 200m will be available on Sony Liv.
Live broadcast subject to Sony Sports Network.