Napoli: Dutee Chand is the first Indian woman track and field athlete to win a 100m gold in a global event. She is also the second Indian sprinter to win a gold in a global event after Hima Das, who clinched the top spot in 400m in the World Junior Athletics Championships last year.
National record holder Dutee Chand earned the distinction in the World Universiade after she won the 100m dash event in Napoli. The 23-year-old clocked 11.32 seconds and led the race from start to finish. The Odisha runner’s national record stands at 11.24 seconds. Dutee had recently admitted to having a relationship with a girl.
- SPORTS DESK