Bhubaneswar: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand, a student of KIIT Deemed to be University will lead the Indian contingent at the 30th World University Games 2019 scheduled to kick-off in Napoli, Italy from July 3.
She has also been named India’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony as the top achiever of the entire Indian contingent, informed KIIT and KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta in a press conference here.
Dutee, a double silver medallist at the 2018 Asian Games, is the only girl from Odisha representing India at the World University Games.
KIIT Sports Director Dr Gaganendu Dash has been appointed as Deputy Head of Delegation of the Indian Universities Team by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Similarly, KISS Assistant Sports Director Rudrakesh Jena will be the Delegation Official and KIIT Athletics Chief Coach Sanjay Garnaik will be the Team Leader of Athletics (M/W) team.
The selection trial of the Athletics (M/W) and Archery (M/W) teams were organized by KIIT Deemed to be University from April 2 to 5. Subsequently, coaching camp for both the group was conducted at KIIT from June 22 to 29, which was attended by 51 players and 10 officials.