Patra, who is originally from Odisha but now trains and studies in Bengaluru, bagged the 200m butterfly gold with a timing of 2:06.94s, finishing over half a second ahead of Chandigarh University’s Harsh Saroha.
Actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee, best known for playing Gopi Bahu on ther small screen, believes in the strength of women and says they can face any challenge.
“I feel women are intelligent enough to handle any situation. We are courageous. Women are the reason behind an improved economy in the country as well as the society. Still, some consider us to be weak,” Devoleena said in a statement.
“It’s sad to read how the women are victimised,” she added.