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Dutee Chand Age, Caste, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Chaka Gopalpur Village, Odisha
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23 Years

Dutee Chand

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Profession Athlete (Sprinter) & Ticket Collector at Central Railway Mumbai
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 167 cm
in meters- 1.67 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-25-34
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 February 1996
BirthplaceJajpur District, Odisha
Age (as in 2019)23 Years
Zodiac signAquarius
Nationality Indian
HometownChaka Gopalpur Village, Odisha
SchoolLocal School of Chaka Gopalpur Village, Odisha
College/UniversityKIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
Educational QualificationBachelors of Law from KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar in 2013
ReligionHinduism
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
ControversyShe was banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to compete in international sporting events in 2014 for having a higher testosterone (male sex hormone) level than the permissible limit. She appealed in the Court of Arbitration in 2015 and won the landmark 'Gender' case. She was allowed to compete in International events after having been banned for a year.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Girlfriend/PartnerShe has recently revealed in an interview that she is in a relationship with a 19-year-old girl from her village. Her name is not known
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ChildrenNone
ParentsFather- Chakradhar Chand (Weaver)
Dutee Chand With Her Father Chakradhar Chand
Mother- Akhuji Chand (Weaver)
Dutee Chand With Her Mother Akhuji Chand
SiblingsBrother- Rabindra Chand
Sister(s)- 5
• Saraswati Chand (Elder)
• Sanjulata Chand (Elder)
• Anjana Chand (Younger)
• Pratima Chand (Younger)
• Aliva Chand (Younger)
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Tata Nano (2013 Model)
• BMW 5-Series
Dutee Chand With Her BMW
• Mahindra XUV-500
• Ford Aspire (2018 Model)
Dutee Chand Being Presented The Ford Aspire

Dutee Chand

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Dutee Chand

  • Dutee Chand is an Indian sprinter. She has represented India in Olympics and the Asian Games and has won several medals for India.
  • In 2006, Dutee and her elder sister Saraswati were enrolled in a Government Sports Hostel, Bhubaneshwar. Her father enrolled them as he had 7 children and there were more mouths to feed than there was money in the pocket.

    Dutee Chand With Her Parents

    Dutee Chand With Her Parents

  • NALCO (National Aluminium Company) CMD Dr T. K Chand lauded Dutee for her silver double in the 100 and 200 metres that brought glory to the Country and State.

    CMD Of NALCO Presenting Dutee With A Token Of Appreciation

    CMD Of NALCO Presenting Dutee With A Token Of Appreciation

  • In 2015, Chand became the first person to win a case against the International Association of Athletics Federation for its rule on hyperandrogenism, in the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The rule prohibited athletes with high testosterone level to compete in track and field events.
  • She won a Tata Nano car in the 2013 School Nationals.

    Dutee Chand After Winning Tata Nano

    Dutee Chand After Winning Tata Nano

  • In June 2014, she won the 200m and the 4x100m relay events at the 16th Asian Junior Athletics Championship in Taipei, China.

    Dutee Chand After Winning In Taipei

    Dutee Chand After Winning In Taipei

  • In 2014, she shifted to Hyderabad and got trained at Pullela Gopichand Academy. She got trained there with boys under the guidance of Coach N Ramesh.

    Dutee Chand With Her Coach N Ramesh

    Dutee Chand With Her Coach N Ramesh

  • Her elder sister, Saraswati, took up a job in police to support Dutee get through the hardships and achieve her goals.
  • In 2016, she became the first Indian women sprinter to participate in the Olympics 100 metre individual event. She clocked 11.30 seconds in the 100m relay, beating the Rio Olympics qualification mark of 11.32 seconds.

    Dutee Chand In Rio Olympics

    Dutee Chand In Rio Olympics

  • In 2016, she missed the Olympic qualifier mark by one-hundredth of a second in the 4x100m women’s event.
  • On 28 April 2016, she created a National Record in the 100m event by clocking 11.33 seconds and beating Richa Mistry’s 16-year old record of 11.38 seconds.
  • On 23 May 2016, she was appointed as a Manager in the Odisha Mining Corporation by the Odisha Government.
  • On 26 July 2016, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the Odisha Mining Corporation to provide her with an incentive of Rs. 10 Lacs to prepare for the Rio Olympic Games.
  • She received a Certificate of Recognition from the Olympians Association of India on 31 March 2019.

    Certificate of Recognition to Dutee Chand By The Olympians Association of India

    Certificate of Recognition to Dutee Chand By The Olympians Association of India

  • In 2018, she won her first Asian Games sprint. She competed in the Women’s 100 metres finals and won the silver medal.

    Dutee Chand After Winning Her First Asian Games Medal

    Dutee Chand After Winning Her First Asian Games Medal

  • The 23-year-old stated that after the Supreme Court’s decision to decriminalise Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, she got the confidence to reveal that she is in a relationship with a girl.
  • She became India’s first Openly Gay Athlete. She was lauded across the nation for coming out and saying it in the open that she was in a relationship with a girl.
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