Dutee Chand
Country India
Date of Birth 1996-02-03
Age 24 years
Birth Place Gopalpur, Odisha
Major Teams India
Playing Details

100m 200m 4x400m Relay

Dutee Chand, 100 m Women, Athletics
  • Group
    13th Aug, 7.59 am
    Rank: 50 Time: 11.69
    NOT QUALIFIED

Achievements

  • She won two gold medals at the Asian junior athletics championship in Taiwan.
  • She well within the Olympic qualifying standard of 11.32 seconds.
  • Chand won the silver in the women’s 100m sprint at the Kosonov Memorial International Athletic Meet in Almaty, Kazakhstan, clocking in at 11.24 seconds.
  • Dutee Chand will be only the second Indian woman sprinter to participate in the Olympics - PT Usha competed in the 100 m and 200 at the 1980 Moscow Games.

 

Biography

She is the current national champion in 100m. Her personal best for this sprint is 11.24 s which she clocked in Almaty, Kazhakstan in the Kosanov memorial meet this year. She had clocked 11.30 s in the heats and that itself was good for Rio Qualification.

 

But she went on to improve that to 11.24 s in the final and that earned her a silver medal. In the process Dutee becomes the second Indian female after P.T. Usha (in 1980 Moscow Olympics) to qualify for the 100 mts. This Odissa girl came to spotlight when she became the national champion in the U—18 category.

 

Later in the Asian champioship in Pune, she won the silver in the 200m. Soon she was to rise in stature by coming into the final of the World youth championship 2013 in 100 mts. The same year she became the national champion in both 100 and 200 at the senior nationals held in Ranchi.

 

Yet for all her talent, Dutee was dropped from the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow with the AFI stating that she had hyperandrogenism, which made ineligible for female events.This created a furore. The Government of India took up Dutee's cause to the Court of Arbitration for Sport which cleared her temporarily (two years) subject to convincing evidence that she had unfair advantage to be submitted by the IAAF.

 

Dutee was thus allowed participation.