Dutee Chand won the gold medal in women’s 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Italy.
She clocked 11.32 seconds, became the first Indian athlete to secure a gold medal at the global event, which also was India’s first gold medal at this edition of the meet.
— FISU (@FISU) July 9, 2019
Dutee Chand took Twitter and posted picture of her gold medal.
Pull me down, I will come back stronger! pic.twitter.com/PHO86ZrExl
— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) July 9, 2019
India President, Prime Minister were all in celebrating the sprinter victory and congratulated for her achievement.
I’ve been passionately following since my childhood but it never came. Finally, for the first time, a gold for India! Congratulations @DuteeChand for winning the 100m sprint at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Rh4phsKCEI
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) 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
a girl from a poverty-stricken family, a girl who fight against hyperandrogenism rule and society’s dogmatic rules about sexuality and love—once again made India proud…🥇🏆🏃♀️👍✌️@DuteeChand #DuteeChand #Naples pic.twitter.com/cw162vwtWr
— Yogendra sharma (@yogiiitr) July 10, 2019
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 10, 2019
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 10, 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
Way to go @DuteeChand ! The 100m sprint is the most exciting event in athletics. It’s a display of sheer physical ability and power. What a delight to see an Indian athlete power her way to the front, leaving all others behind…. https://t.co/7f0KQg48s6
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 10, 2019
Dutee has a season-best of 11.26 seconds in the 100-meter discipline, recorded at Doha in April 2019, and a personal best of 11.24 seconds. She is a two-time Asian champion and the holder of the national record for 100-metres