Dutee Chand wins 100m Gold; PM Modi among bollywood celebs congratulates her
India’s sprinter Dutee Chand creates history by winning first ever gold medal in 100m race at World University Games in Naples. She has become first Indian sprinter to win 100m Gold in this race. Dutee Chand clocked 11.32 seconds to win this gold.
Dutee Chand was running in the fourth lane but reached at the finish mark ahead of all eight athletes. She got a maximum challenge from Del Ponte of Switzerland who finished her race in 11.33 seconds. However, for third position athlete of Germany took 11.30 seconds to win bronze medal.
PM Modi congratulates her
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets, “Exceptional achievement of an exceptional athlete! Congratulations @DuteeChand for winning a hard earned and well deserved Gold in the Women’s 100m finals.”
Apart from PM Modi Sports Minister, Bollywood celebrities like Anurag Kashyap, Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Dia Mirza among others took to twitter to congratulate her. Now Dutee Chand has become India’s second Indian sprinter who won a gold medal in global event after Hima Das, who grabbed the top position in 400m in the World Junior Athletics Championships.
Arjun Kapoor writes on twitter, “Congratulations @DuteeChand on becoming the first Indian woman to win the 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Italy!”
About Dutee Chand
• She was born on February 3, 1996 in Odisha.
• Dutee Chand became a national champion in year 2012 when she won first position under-18 category with 11.8 seconds win in the 100 meter race.
• She has also won bronze in women’s 200m race in Asian Athletics Championship.
• Dutee Chand also won silver medal in women’s 100m finals at 2018 Asian Games.
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