Bhubaneswar, May 19 (LocalWire): Odisha’s ace spriner and Asian Games silver medalist Dutee Chand, the first Indian athlete today came out in the open about her lesbian relationship.
In an interview, the 23-year-old sprinter revealed she was in a relationship with a girl from her hometown Chaka Gopalpur.
Chand further stated that she decided to reveal this after the Supreme Court’s historic decision to decriminalize Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code last year.
Dutee is currently preparing for the World Championships and Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Earlier, in 2015, Chand became the first person to win a case against the International Association of Athletics Federation for its rule on hyperandrogenism (a medical condition with excessive levels of androgen in the female body), in the Court of Arbitration for Sports.