Dutee Chand, the trailblazer among Indian athletes reached another milestone. She won the 100m gold medal in the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy. She is the first Indian to achieve this accolade.

Dutee Chand after winning at the prestigious tournament posted an inspiring message on Twitter. The fasted woman of India shared the photo of her medal and mini mascot of the game. The captain of the photo reads. “Pull me down, I will come back stronger.”

She also tweeted, “With years of hard work and your blessings, I have yet again broken the record by winning the Gold in the 100m dash in 11.32 seconds at The World University Games, Napoli. In the pictures, are the winners too, with a heart of Gold from Germany and Sweden.”

President Rannath Kovind tweeted a congratulatory post to Dutee chand, “ 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.”

Recently, the athlete came under fire for revealing she was in a same-sex relationship. The Odisha-born sprinter was banished from her village and also she received a lot of sympathetic responses from sports fans and eminent sports personalities for breaking a glass ceiling in Indian sports arena.


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