Dutee Chand became first India to win a gold medal in women’s 100-metre sprint, after glory at the 30th World Universiade in Naples, Italy.
She was clocked at just 11.32 seconds and also holds the 100m national record with 11.24 seconds.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ramnath Kovind congratulated Dutee on her achievement and wished her all the best for future adventures.
After her victory, she posted a motivational tweet, with the Gold medal and a mini mascot of the games.
Pull me down, I will come back stronger! pic.twitter.com/PHO86ZrExl
— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) July 9, 2019
Dutee Chand was recently in headlines after she became one of the few athletes to admit that she’s in a same-sex relationship.
“This is my personal matter. I am sure everything will be fine in a month or two. On the international level, there are several athletes (who are in a same-sex relationship). To live, everybody needs a partner who understands you. We like each other so we decided to live together. She gives me motivation for my sport. My focus on sports will be intact,” she had said.
“Problem will come and go in future, nobody can take guarantee of that. But I think there won’t be any problem. If it won’t happen, I’ll be able to focus more on my training. My focus is on Olympics 2020 (to be held in Tokyo). I am training to qualify and participate in the Olympics,” she added.
Although Dutee Chand is not the only one who tasted glory in Athletics, as earlier this week, Hima Das, Mohammad Anas (200m), P Saritaben (400m), Sonia Baishya (400m) and R Vithya (400m).
Hima Das won two Gold Medal’s at Poznan Athletics meet and Kunto Athletics meet in Poland.
Mohammad Anas also won Gold in 200m category, clocking 21.18 seconds.
P Saritaben (52.77 secs), Sonia Baishya (53.73 secs) and R Vithya (53.73 secs) clinched medals in 400m Women’s category.