Dutee Chand has made history yet again.
According to reports, Dutee has now become the first Indian to win a gold medal in the women’s 100-meter sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples on Tuesday. She had clocked a time of 11.32 seconds, making her stand in the first place.
After winning the gold for India, Dutee added,
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, the people of Odisha and CM Naveen Patnaik for all his support.
Pull me down, I will come back stronger! pic.twitter.com/PHO86ZrExl— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) July 9, 2019
The silver medal has been secured by Ajla Del Ponte of Switzerland, who clocked at 11.33 seconds and the bronze has been secured by Lisa KwaYie of Germany who clocked in at 11.39 seconds.
Twitter hailed our sporting queen.
Congratulations.. you’re an inspiration. Hope n wish to see an Olympic medal soon. Best wishes always— FAWKES (@Chaitan26847423) July 10, 2019
Heartiest congratulations for your great achievement— Hemant Dokhale (@DokhaleHemant) July 10, 2019
You are my hero! Power to you.— ishita moitra (@misschamko) July 10, 2019
Dutee, who is a 100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals, recently made headlines by coming out as the first openly homosexual athlete. She has also been gracing covers of leading magazines like Cosmopolitan.