India sprinter Dutee Chand has been named within the TIME 100 Subsequent, an growth of the TIME 100 record of probably the most influential individuals on the planet.
The record, an initiative of TIME journal, highlights 100 rising stars who’re shaping the way forward for enterprise, leisure, sports activities, politics, well being, science, activism and so on.
“I’m delighted to obtain this recognition from the TIME journal. I consider in gender equality. I’ll proceed to combat for the rights of younger women and girls in sports activities in addition to within the bigger society,” Chand mentioned in an announcement.
Chand had received two silver medals — 100m, 200m — on the Jakarta Asian Video games and had change into the primary Indian girl sprinter to win gold on the Universiade in Napoli, the place she competed in 100m.
She was invited by the IAAF to compete on the ladies’s 100m occasion on the Doha World Championships in September however couldn’t qualify for the semifinals, fading within the heats after clocking 11.48s.