Dutee Chand

Sprinter Dutee Chand poses for photographs with her gold medal after winning the 100m dash during the Khelo India University Games 2020, in Bhubaneswar.

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Indian professional sprinter and current national champion Dutee Chand flashes the victory sign after winning 100 metres event during 59th National Open Athletics Championship organised by Jharkhand Athletics Association at Mega Sports Complex, in Ranchi

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Every once in a while we find people who stand up and speak truth, or show that the grimiest of conventions ought to be flouted. Duttee Chand, India’s fastest woman and Asiad silver-medallist, acknowledged being in a same-sex relationship. This, being mindful of the dirt that will inevitably be flung at her. But then, Duttee will answer all in Tokyo.

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Indian sprinter Dutee Chand addresses a press conference in Bhubaneswar. Dutee has become one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship.

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