Dutee Chand has etched her name in history by winning the 100m sprint at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples and thereby, became the first Indian to achieve this feat.
Chand clocked 11.32 seconds to win the gold as she led the race from start to finish. Running at lane number 4, Dutee was the first one out of the eight athletes to blast off the starting blocks and she made most of it in fending off a late challenge from Del Ponte (11.33) of Switzerland. Lisa Kwa Yie of Germany took the bronze in 11.39 seconds.
While the entire country came forward to wish her for this phenomenal achievement, she also received a couple of big congratulatory messages.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi came forward to hail the athlete's achievement. The Prime Minister wrote that it was an exceptional achievement of an exceptional athlete and congratulated Chand for winning a hard-earned and a well-deserved Gold in the Women’s 100 m finals.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated the 23-year-old. Rijiju took to Twitter and wrote that he had been passionately following the sport since his childhood and he has finally witnessed someone winning a gold for India.
Read the tweet here.
Dutee Chand had posted the following Tweet about resilience after her historic win.