Dutee Chand won 100m gold at the 30th Summer Universiade

Question: Recently, who bagged Gold in the 100-metre dash event at 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli, Italy?
(a) P Saritaben
(b) Hima das
(c) Sonia Baishya
(d) Dutee Chand
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • On 9th July, 2019 ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand won the gold medal in women’s 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli, Italy.
  • Del Ponte of Switzerland won the Silver, while German Lisa Kwayie secured the Bronze medal.
  • The 23-year-old Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to win the gold.
  • She became the first Indian to clinch this medal.
  • She is also now only the second Indian sprinter to win Gold in a global event after 19-year old Hima Das.
  • This is the first gold medal for India at this edition of the games.
  • Dutee Chand is a 100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals.
  • She was born in Chaka Gopalpur in Odisha to cotton weavers.


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