Indian Ace sprinter Dutee Chand in a recent interview with Indian Express revealed that she is in the same-sex relationship. She quoted:
“I have found someone who is my soulmate. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with. I have always supported the rights of those who want to be in a same-sex relationship. It is an individual person’s choice. Currently, my focus is on the World Championships and the Olympic Games but in the future, I would like to settle down with her.”
About Dutee Chand
India’s fastest woman has said she has found a soulmate, a girl from her hometown whom she has known for a few years. Dutee Chand is the 100 m record holder and winner of two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, is the first Indian sports star to acknowledge being in a same-sex relationship. Dutee didn’t disclose any information about her better half as she didn’t wanted her to become the centre for ‘Utter attraction’.
Dutee Chand (born 3 February 1996) is an Indian professional sprinter and current national champion in the women’s 100 metres event. She is the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women’s 100 metres event at the Summer Olympic Games. However, in the 2016 Summer Olympics, her 11.69s in the preliminary round did not make her qualify to 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.