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India celebrates with Dutee Chand

July 12, 2019

India has lost at the ICC cricket world cup. But there is definitely good news to cheer from the sports front. Sprinter Dutee Chand bagged gold medal in the women's 100 metre event at the 30th World Universiade in Italy's Naples with a record of 11.32 seconds. Chand has added a golden feather to her cap by being the first Indian to win a gold in any edition of the games. This super talented youngster took to her Twitter account to express her happiness after the win.

Pull me down, I will come back stronger!-Dutee Chand, Indian Sprinter.

23 year old Chand who hails from Odisha has already broken many records before breaking this latest one at WUG. She has participated in international games including World Junior Athletics Championship and Asian Games to bring home laurels. Indian President Ramnath Kovind and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju were amongst ones to congratulate Chand on her terrific win.

"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 #PresidentKovind", tweeted Indian President Ramnath Kovind.

While we lament our cricket loss, let's celebrate a world beyond cricket! Dutee Chand became the first Indian to win a gold medal in 100mt clocking 11.32s at the Summer Universiade in Napoli.. way to go!", tweeted journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.

Chand is a student of the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology at Bhubaneswar.

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