Hima Das and Dutee Chand enthrall with successive victory runs

Staff Editor

While the Indian men’s cricket team’s ouster from the Cricket World Cup 2019 dimmed many hearts across the world, two women athletes have proven why it may be time to move beyond our cricket obsession and open the doors to celebrating success in other sports.

Dutee Chand grabbed the gold at the World University Games held in Italy recently, and came out as India’s first openly lesbian athlete. She is yet to qualify for next year’s Olympics.

In an interview, Dutte said her victory was an answer to her critics, who had written her off after she came out as a lesbian.

Meanwhile, countless, accolades have been flowing for 400 m runner Hima Das from Assam after she bagged not one, not two, but five gold medals in Europe over the course of this month.

Hima's latest gold came on Saturday in Prague where she clocked a season-best time of 52.09 seconds to win the gold in 400m at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix.