Dutee Chand has made history by winning the 100m sprint at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples. As the entire country cheers about her victory, well-known personalities too have spoken about her feat. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced on Twitter about her stupendous victory.
Business tycoon Anand Mahindra laid a heap of praise on Twitter for the athlete. He underlined the important qualities required by an athlete to achieve success in such kind of a sport.
"Way to go Dutee Chand! 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..."
The 23-year-old 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 to fend of a late challenge from Del Ponte (11.33) of Switzerland. Lisa KwaYie of Germany took the bronze in 11.39 seconds in the race run past midnight Indian time on Tuesday.
Chand also tweeted about winning the gold at the event.