Athletics: India’s Dutee Chand creates history in Italy, hoists Indian flag with pride

XtraTime Web Desk: Dutee Chand won the gold medal in the women’s 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy on Tuesday, clocking a time of 11.32 seconds. This is India’s first gold medal at this edition of the meet. This is also the first time an Indian has won a 100-metre gold at this global event. No Indian had qualified for the 100-metre final in the history of the University Games before this.

The silver medal in the 100-metre sprint was won by Ajla Del Ponte of Switzerland, who came up with a late burst of speed to finish with a time of 11.33 seconds.
Dutee qualified for the final with a time of 11.41 seconds in the semifinal earlier on Tuesday, which was in itself a path-breaking feat.
On Monday, she had moved into the semifinals from the heats with a time of 11.58 seconds.

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