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    EDITORS PICK 'Pull me down, I will come back stronger': Dutee Chand after Gold...

    ‘Pull me down, I will come back stronger’: Dutee Chand after Gold at World University Games

    Dutee, who was in news after she disclosed that she's in a same-sex relationship, has created history by becoming the first Indian to win Gold at the global event.

    New Delhi: India’s first openly homosexual athlete, Dutee Chand, has won the 100m sprint in the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy, becoming the first Indian to do so.

    Chand clinched the gold by completing the feat in just 11.32 seconds. She also holds the 100m national record with an impressive timing of 11.24 seconds. She is the only Indian athlete to win a gold medal in the 100m race at the global event.

    Dutee, who was in news after she disclosed that she’s in a same-sex relationship, posted an inspiring tweet after her win, saying, “Pull me down, I will come back stronger!”

    Her recent feat was applauded by the President of India and several other celebrities on the social media platform.

    Calling it a moment of immense pride for the country, President Kovind said, ”This is India’s first such gold and a moment of immense pride for our country. Please keep up the effort, and look to greater glory at the Olympics.”

    Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra, also congratulated Dutee calling, her win “a display of sheer physical ability and power.”

    Prime Minister Modi called Dutee an ”exceptional athlete” as he congratulated her on Twitter.

    MoS Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju also lauded Dutee’s win on Twitter.

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh congratulated Dutee’s “stellar performance” at the Universiade.

    Also read: Prez Kovind congratulates Dutee Chand for winning gold in World University Games

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