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Dutee Chand wins historic 100m gold in World University Games

Dutee Chand bagged the 100m gold medal in the ongoing World University Games in Naples, Italy. The sprinter registered the timings of 11.32 seconds to claim the top prize. No other Indian athlete had qualified for the 100-m final in the history of University Games before this. This is India’s first medal win at the event. Chand surpassed her opponent Ajla Del Ponte of Switzerland by just 0.1 second to win the gold. Ponte, who finished with a time off 11.33 seconds, had to settle with a silver medal.

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#Breakingnews– Dutee Chand @DuteeChand become first Indian sprinter to win Global event title when she blasted out of block to lead women 100m run from start to finish in 11.32s @afiindia #Indianathletics #fisu #universiade2019 #napoli2019


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The athlete had qualified for the final with a time of 11.41 seconds in the semifinal earlier on Tuesday. On Monday, she reached the semis, registering a timing of 11.58 seconds in the heats.

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