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Dutee Chand Biography, Age, Profile, Career, Medals & Family Life

Dutee Chand Biography

Dutee Chand is an Indian professional sprinter and current national champion in the women’s 100 meters event.She is the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women’s 100 metres event at the Summer Olympic Games. Dutee won Silver Medal in women’s 100m at the Asian Games 2018. India’s last medal in this event was the bronze won by Rachita Mistry in 1998 Asian Games.

Dutee won Silver Medal in women’s 200m at the Asian Games 2018.

She became national champion in the under-18 category in the year 2012 when she clocked 11.8 seconds in the 100 metres event.

she is presently employed as an executive in the prestigious state PSU The Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd.

Dutee Chand Biography/ Personal Information

Full Name Dutee Chand
Date Of Birth 3 February 1996
Place of Birth Jajpur district of Odisha
Dutee Chand Age 22 years
Hometown Odisha India
Profession Indian sprinter
Sports 100 meters
College/ University KIIT University 
Nationality Indian

Dutee Chand Physical Stats

Dutee Chand Height 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Dutee Chand Weight 50 kg (110 lb)

Dutee Chand Career

In 2012 Dutee Chand became a national champion in the under-18 category when she clocked 11.8 seconds in the 100 metres event.

Dutee Chand won the bronze in the 200 metres event at the Asian Championships in Pune, by completeing the race in 23.811 secs.

She became the first Indian to reach the final of a global athletics 100 metres final, when she reached the final in the 2013 World Youth Championships.

she became the national champion in 100 metres and 200 metres when she won the events clocking 11.73 s in the final in 100 metres and a career-best 23.73 s in 200 metres at the National Senior Athletics Championships.

Dutee clocked 11.33 secs in women’s 100m dash to win the 2016 Federation Cup National Athletics Championships in New Delhi

Chand was dropped from the 2014 Commonwealth Games contingent at the last minute after the Athletic Federation of India stated that hyperandrogenism made her ineligible to compete as a female athlete.This was the major breakdown in her career.

She missed the Rio Olympics qualification norm of 11.32 secs by one-hundredth of a second

After Rio Olympics, Dutee Chand has been shifted to new training base in Hyderabad, where she is now trained with young athletes.

In 2017 she took two bronze medals at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships – Women’s 400 metres & in Relay in Bhubaneswar .

At the 2018 Asian Games, Running in Lane No. 7 ,in the Women’s 100 metres finals Dutee won the Silver medal, her first Asian games medal, clocking 11.32 sec.

Dutee Chand Biography

SILVER! Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 200m final at Asian Games 2018,Jakarta

Dutee Chand Commonwealth Controversies

Chand was dropped from the 2014 Commonwealth Games contingent at the last minute after the Athletic Federation of India stated that hyperandrogenism made her ineligible to compete as a female athlete.the decision was made in compliance with International Olympic Committee (IOC) regulations on “female hyperandrogenism” designed to address a perceived advantage for female athletes with high androgen levels.

She was suspended by the IAAF in 2014 under its hyperandrogenism policy but she filed an appealed before the Court of Arbitration for sports and won it.Recently, under a revised rule of the IAAF, Dutee was left outside of  Hyperandrogenism policy which gave her liberty to continue her career.

During this phase Newspapers and TV channels knocked at her family home in Orissa and asked her mother if she was “ladki ya ladka”, this created a major disturbance in her family.

Lesser Known Fact about Dutee Chand

Dutee Chand Father’s Name is Chakradhar Chand and Mother’s Name is Akhuji Chand.

She is from a below poverty line weavers family who earns Rs 500 a week weaving a sari or a shawl.

Her elder sister Saraswati Chand is also an athlete and she is an inspiration for Dutee Chand.

Dutee chand has 6 sisters and mother in her family.

She was doing Practice by running on the banks of the Brahmani river in Orissa.

During her dark phase of hyperandrogenism issue Santhi Soundarajan, acclaimed middle-distance running athlete for India, has helped her a lot.

In an interview Dutee said that Case jeetne ke baad sabhi ne mujhse kahan: Dutee tu ladki nahi hai, Dutee tu ladki nahi hai, due to this she was not able to focus on preparation not even for Olympics.

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