Dutee Chand covered 100m in 11.69 seconds on Day 7 of the Rio Games. Photograph: (AFP)
Discus thrower Vikas Gowda also produces a below-par performance to cap off a dismal first day in athletics
"I tore both quad-tendons of my knees. Right above the kneecap, earlier in the year. It did progress, so I had to take a break from training. So, not enough enough time," he further said.
Favourite Piotr Malachowski of Poland topped the qualification round with a best throw of 65.89m, followed by Lukas Weisshaidinger (65.86m) of Austria and Christoph Harting (65.41m) of Germany.
The first day of track and field events was a bleak one for Indian athletes as shot putter Manpreet Kaur and 800m racer Jinson Johnson also fell by the wayside in their respoective events.
(Inputs from PTI)