09 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: In hopes of participating in the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) tournaments, ace sprinter Dutee Chand on Thursday requested External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to help her complete the VISA formalities.
Want to participate in @iaaforg tournaments in Ireland & Germany on 13 and 19 Aug rsptvly. My Visa formalities have not been completed due to some reasons. Request @DrSJaishankar & @MEAIndia to intervene at the earliest and help me participate in the race.????????????— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) August 8, 2019
On July 10, Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to clinch the gold at the World University Games in Naples, becoming the first Indian ever to win a gold in the 100m event at a global meet.
Dutee, 23, has represented the country at national and international sporting events, winning several medals and breaking a fair share of records. She is the third Indian woman ever to qualify for the women's 100m at the Summer Olympics.