Billions of Indians were heartbroken in the aftermath of India’s defeat to New Zealand and as a result, India were knocked out of the tournament.
The Men in Blue have come a long way to reach the semi-finals with the help of Rohit Sharma’s five world cup centuries and some collective team effort but they lacked the killer instinct to get the better of New Zealand.
Meanwhile, there is good news for all the Indians despite the heartbreak.
India’s Dutee Chand made a real case for herself as one of the viable women athletes as she won the gold medal in women’s 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Napoli, Italy and thereby becoming the first Indian to achieve the marvellous feat. She clocked 11.32s in the final. Now let’s take a moment to appreciate Dutee Chand for her epic achievement.
The 23-year-old ace sprinter qualified for the finals with an 11.41s finish in the semifinal heats and steered the final race to a sensational victory on Tuesday.
Interestingly, this is the first ever gold medal for India at this edition of the games and it is so proud that an athlete like Dutee Chand is making our country proud at a global stage. For the unversed, no other Indian managed to qualify for the 100-metre final in University Games history before this.
“With years of hard work and your blessings, I have yet again broken the record by winning the Gold in the 100m dash in 11.32 seconds at The World University Games, Napoli. In the pictures, are the winners too, with a heart of Gold from Germany and Sweden,” Dutee Chand tweeted on Wednesday.
She also posted a pic of herself with the gold medal. Her caption read: “Picked it up”. “Pull me down, I will come back stronger!” she tweeted one more picture..