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 meters event at the Summer Olympic Games. However, in the 2016 Summer Olympics, her 11.69s in the preliminary round did not qualify her for the next round. In 2018, Chand clinched silver in women’s 100m at the Jakarta Asian Games. It was India’s first medal in this event since 1998. In 2019, she became the first Indian sprinter to win gold at the Universiade, clocking 11.32 seconds in the 100m race.
Dutee is also India’s first athlete to openly come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community when she spoke about being in a same-sex relationship in 2019.
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