Dutee Chand – The first Indian woman athlete to clinch a gold in 100 m global event
The 23-year-old Sprinter Dutee Chand from Odisha bagged a Gold medal in the ongoing World University Games in Naples. Created a history of becoming the first Indian women athlete to win gold in the 100 m global event. No Indian had qualified for 100 metre final so far in the history of University Games before. Also, this is the first Gold medal in this edition of World University Games in Naples, Italy.
Dutee Chand achieved this by completing the 100 metre in just 11.32 seconds.
She also holds the national record for 100 m with 11.24 seconds. She qualified for the finals with 11.41 seconds in the 100 m sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and also Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Dutee on her achievement. QatarIndians.com team on behalf of all the Indians in Qatar congratulate the fastest women of India on her achievement.
Dutee Chand said in her reaction after her win that, “I am happy to become the first girl ever to win gold for India in the World University Games. I dedicate this medal to my university KIIT, its founder Professor Samantaji, who has stood by me during my bad days, and the people of Odisha. I also thank CM Naveen Patnaik for all his support, my parents and my coach for their blessings,”
Dutee Chand tweeted her picture with the medal that
“Pull me down, I will come back stronger,”
Pull me down, I will come back stronger! pic.twitter.com/PHO86ZrExl
— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) July 9, 2019
Congratulations @DuteeChand for winning the 100m sprint at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples. This is India’s first such gold and a moment of immense pride for our country. Please keep up the effort, and look to greater glory at the Olympics #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 10, 2019
Exceptional achievement of an exceptional athlete!
Congratulations @DuteeChand for winning a hard earned and well deserved Gold in the Women’s 100 m finals.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 10, 2019
Image Credit: Asian Age