Sprinter Dutee Chand created history by becoming the first Indian to win gold in the 100m race at a global event when she finished first at the World University Games in Naples, Italy. The World University Games is a multi-sport event organized by the International University Sports Federation.
The 23-year-old national record holder led the race from start to finish as she held off a late challenge from Switzerland’s Del Ponte (11.33 secs) to finish on top, clocking 11.32 secs.
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