Dutee Chand

Dutee Chand Bio

Dutee Chand is an Indian Athlete- a professional sprinter and current national champion in the women’s 100 metres event. She is best known to be the first Indian to win a gold medal in the 100m race in a global competition. In 2012, she became a national champion in the under-18 category, when she clocked 11.85 seconds in the 100 metres event.

Dutee is also well-known as the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women’s 100 metres event at the Summer Olympic Games. She won two gold medals at Asian Junior Athletics Championships in 200 metres and 4 × 400 m relays (June 2014). At the Asian Athletics Championships, she clinched two bronze medals, one in the Women’s 100 metres, another in the Women’s 4 × 100 m relay with Srabani Nanda, Merlin K Joseph, and Himashree Roy at Bhubaneswar (2017).

At the 2019 Summer Universiade in Napoli, Dutee won gold in the 100m race, becoming the first Indian woman sprinter to win gold at the Universiade, as she finished the sprint in 11.32 seconds. She was also the flag-bearer during the opening ceremony of the same event. Now, She will be representing India for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in 2021.

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