Duttee Chand becomes the first Indian to win a track & field gold at the World University Games on Wednesday. A national record holder, Duttee clocked 11.32 seconds and was at the lead from the very start. The Odisha sprinter, 23-year-old Duttee holds a national record at 11.24 seconds.
Duttee was in the news recently all for the wrong reasons. Her domestic feud with her family members came out in the open. Duttee blamed her sister who was against her same-sex relationship saying that money was her main motive behind it. An adamant Duttee was vocal about her relationship status and said that she won’t get bogged down by family pressure.
Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju was all praise for the sprinter who was prompt to congratulate her on Twitter. “I’ve been passionately following since my childhood but it never came. Finally, for the first time, gold for India! Congratulations @DuteeChand for winning the 100m sprint at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples,” he tweeted.