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Dutee Chand (ଦୂତି ଚାନ୍ଦ) Biography, Age, Records, Partner & Net Worth

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Dutee Chand is an Indian Sprinter from the State of Odisha. She holds the national record in the 100m category. She the third Indian Women to qualify for the Olympics in 2016. Dutee Chand was born on 3rd February 1996 and she is 24 years of age.

Dutee came from a very poor family but fought her way out to achieve the top sprinter position in India. She became the first woman sprinter to win Gold in 100m category at Universiade in Naples, Italy.

Let’s look at the interesting story of Speedster Dutee Chand.

Dutee Chand Personal Info

Name:Dutee Chand
Birthday(DOB):3rd February 1996
Age:24 years
Profession:Sprinter (Athletics)
Nationality:Indian
Religion:Hindu
Qualification:Continuing 2nd Year in B.A. L.L.B. at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.
Hometown:Chaka Gopalpur, Jajpur, Odisha
Coaches:Chitta Ranjan Mahapatra, Nila Madhab Deo, Ramesh Nagpuri
Record:National record holder in 100m category by clocking 11.22 sec.
Current Address:Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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Dutee ChandPhysical Stats

Height:In feet- 4 feet 11 inches
In Cm – 150 Cm
In mtr -1.50 Mtr
Weight:In Kg – 50 kg
In Lbs – 110 Pounds
Chest:NA
Waist:NA
Biceps:NA
Hair Color:Black
Eye Colour:Black
Zodiac Sign:Dutee Chand’s Zodiac Sign is Aquarius.
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Dutee Chand Family(Parents & Siblings) Image Credit- Manorama Online

Dutee Chand Family

Dutee Chand was born in 3rd February 1996 in a small village Chaka Gopalpur in Jajpur district of Odisha. She was born to Chakradhar Chand and Akhuji Chand.

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Dutee belongs to a Below Poverty Line (BPL) weaver’s family. She is the third among 7 siblings, 6 sisters and 1 brother.

Sister Saraswati Chand

Her eldest sister Saraswati Chand is a State runner and competed at National level championships. Later she got posted in the Odisha State police department. Saraswati has won medals in World police Championship. She was the initial source of inspiration for Dutee.

Father:Chakradhar Chand
Mother:Akhuji Chand
Sisters:Saraswati, Sanjulata, Anjana, Pratima and Aliva
Brother:Rabindra Chand

Dutee Chand Education

School:She completed her schooling from Unit-4 Govt. Girls High School, Bhubaneswar.
College:Dutee is currently pursuing her Law Degree from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Dutee ChandCareer

From the tender age of 4, Dutee Chand was inspired by her sister Saraswati Chand. She used to her sister run beside the banks of Brahmani River.

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Dutee took part in several school-level competitions and won many prizes. She completed most of her run barefooted as she couldn’t afford shoes.

Dutee Chand after a hard run in her school days won a scholarship in Sports. She was shifted to Govt. Sports Hostel at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. She continued her training and schooling in there.

Dutee Chand became the National Record Holder by clocking 11.22sec in the 100m category at 59th National open Athletics Championship at Ranchi, Jharkhand in 2019.

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Dutee with Coach Ramesh Nagpuri

Let’s look at her Achievements in detail:

Achievements at Zonal Level Competitions:

Dutee Chand started her Zonal career at the age of 11 in Patna.

  • Won Silver Medal at Girls U-14 Triathlon at East Zone Junior Athletic Championship, Patna in 2007.
  • Won 2 Gold Medals in Girls U-16 100m & 600m in East Zone Juniors Meet, Jamshedpur in 2008.
  • Begged 2 Gold and 1 Silver medal in Girls U-16 200m, 400m and Relay Race at 21st East Zone Athletics Championship at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar in 2009.
  • Won 3 Gold Medals in Girls U-16 100m, 200m and Relay Race at East Zone Junior Athletics Championship at Kolkata in 2011.
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Achievements at State Level Competitions:

Dutee Chand started her Inter-State career at the age of 15 in Patna.

  • She Won 2 Gold medals in 100m & 200m category at Odisha State Athletic Meet in Barabati, Cuttack in 2011.
  • Won Gold in 100m category at Odisha State Athletic Meet in Barabati Stadium, Cuttack in 2015.
  • Won Gold in 100m category at Odisha State Athletic Meet in Barabati Stadium, Cuttack in 2017.
  • Dutee Won 2 Gold Medals in 100m & 200m category at Odisha State Athletic Meet in Barabati Stadium, Cuttack in December 2017.
  • Won 2 Gold Medals in 100m & 200m category at Odisha State Athletic Meet in Barabati Stadium, Cuttack in 2018.
  • Won 2 Gold Medals in 100m & 200m category at Odisha State Athletic Meet in Barabati Stadium, Cuttack in 2019.
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Achievements at National Level Competitions:

Dutee represented ONGC, Tata and KIIT University in her National Level Championships. Dutee Chand started her National career at the age of 11 in Hyderabad Junior National Meet. Her medals tallies in State level competitions are as follows:

YearName of EventCategoryMedal
2007Junior National Meet, HyderabadGirls U-14 TriathlonSilver
2007Inter-Zonal Junior Meet, Andhra PradeshGirls U-14 TriathlonGold
2007National School Meet, Kolkata600m, 4x100m Relay 400m2 Gold
1 Silver
2008Inter- Zone Junior Meet, Jamshedpur100m & 600m2 Gold
2008Junior National Meet, Karnataka400mGold
2010Junior National Athletics Championship, Bangalore100m (National Record)Gold
2011National Inter-Zonal Junior Athletics Championship, Bhopal100m, 200m
1000m Relay
2 Gold
1 Bronze
2011Junior National Athletics Championship, Ranchi100mGold
2012Federation Cup Junior National Athletics Championship, Pune100m
200m
4x100m
Gold
Silver
Bronze
2012National Youth Athletics Championship, Bangalore100m, 200m2 Gold
2012Junior National Athletics Championship, Lucknow100m, 200m2 Gold
2013National School Meet, UP100m, 200m, 400m3 Gold
2013Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championship, Patiala200m, 4x100m2 Bronze
2013National Youth Athletics Championship, AP100m, 200m Medley Race2 Gold 1 Silver
2013Senior National & Inter-State Athletics Championship, Chennai200mSilver
2013National Open Athletics Championship, Ranchi100m,200m
4x100m
2 gold
1 Silver
2013All India PSPB Athletics Championship, Kerala100m, 200m2 Gold
2014Federation Cup Junior National Athletics Championship, Chennai100m, 200m2 Gold
2014National & Inter-State Athletics Championship, Lucknow200m, 4x100m2 Gold
2015National Games, Kerala100m 200m, 4x100mGold 2 Bronze
2015Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championship, Mangaluru100m, 200m2 Gold
2015Athletics Championship, Chennai4 x 100m
200m
Gold
Bronze
2015Athletics Championship, Hyderabad200mGold
2015Athletics Championship, Kolkata100m, 200m, 4x100m3 Gold
2016Athletics Championship, New Delhi100m
200m
Gold
Silver
2016Athletics Championship, Patiala100mGold
2016Athletics Championship, TN100m, 200m, 4x100m3 Gold
2017Athletics Championship, New Delhi100mGold
2017Athletics Championship, Patiala100m
200m
Gold
Silver
2018Athletics Championship, Patiala100mGold
2018Athletics Championship, Patiala100mGold
2018Athletics Championship, Guwahati100m
200m
Gold
Silver
2019Athletics Championship, Patiala100m, 200m2 Gold
2019Athletics Championship, Patiala100mGold
2019Athletics Championship, Lucknow100mGold
2019Athletics Championship, Patiala100mGold
2019Athletics Championship, Ranchi100m, 200m2 Gold
2020Athletics Championship, Bhubaneswar, Odisha100m, 200m2 Gold
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Dutee winning 100m at Khelo India

Achievements at International Level Competitions:

Dutee Chand made her International debut at the age of 17 only. Lets check the complete list of her International medals.

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YearName of EventCategoryMedal
201320th Asian Athletics Championship, Pune200mBronze
201416th Asian Junior Athletics Championship, Taipei200m,4x400m2 Gold
201612th South Asian Games, Guwahati200m,4x100m,100m2 Silver 1 Bronze
20167th Asian Indoor Championship, Doha60mBronze
2016Taiwan Open Athletics Championship100m,200m2 Gold
2016XIX International Competition at Bishkek100m,4x100m2 Silver
201626th G Kosanov Memorial International Athletics Meet, Almaty100m, 4x100m2 Silver
20163rd Indian Grand Prix, Bangalore4x100mGold
2017Asian Grand Prix, China100mSilver
201818th Asian Games, Jakarta100m,200m2 Silver
201923rd  Asian Athletics Championship, Doha200mBronze
201930th World University Games, Italy100mGold
2020Khelo India, New Delhi100m, 200m2 Gold
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Hyperandrogenism Controversy

In 2014, Dutee was at her peek career and everybody was hopeful of an Olympic Medal from her. But she was suspended by the International Association of Athletics Federation just before the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

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She was suspended because of high androgen Levels in her body, which is normally found in men’s. This test is termed as Female Hyperandrogenism and it counters any advantage for female athletes with high androgen levels. This made Dutee ineligible to participate as a women athlete.

After facing strong criticism from all around, IAAF asked Dutee Chand to take treatments for correction. But Dutee was not ready for a surgery.

Dutee’s Fight against Hyperandrogenism

Dutee challenged the decision at Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in 2015. IAAF policy on Hyperandrogenism was suspended, owing to no concluding evidence was found to support the rule.

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Her suspension was removed and she was allowed to compete again.

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Dutee Chand’s Comeback

Following her suspension, she took part in many championships and won many medals. She also became the National Record holder in 100m category by clocking 11.22 sec.

 In 2016, Dutee clocked 11.24sec in the 26th International Meeting G Kosanov Memorial at Kazakhstan and thereby qualifying for the 2016 RIO Olympics.

She became the 3rd Indian Women Sprinter to participate in the Olympics. But her RIO Olympic stint was unsuccessful as she could not move beyond heats.

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In 2019, she became the 1st Indian Women Sprinter to win Gold in the Summer Universiade in Napoli, Italy.

Dutee’s Stand for Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya, the South African Olympic Medallist and World Champion in 800m also faced Hyperandrogenism charges. But she was asked by the Federation to take medications to lower the levels. Following the CAS judgement in 2016 to suspend Hyperandrogenism rule, IAAF modified the rule. This rule was now applicable to the 400m, 800m and 1600m category only.

Dutee offered help to Caster Samenya through her legal team.

Dutee’s Relationship Controversy

Dutee publicly spoke about her same-sex relationship, making her the 1st Indian LGBTQ+ (Intersex) athlete. She was encouraged by the Supreme Court’s decision to legalise Homosexuality in 2018.

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Dutee received criticism from her family and village for this act. But she was defiant in her stand.

Dutee Chand Social Media

Facebook ID:Her Facebook Id is Dutee Chand and she has 80K followers.
Instagram ID:Her Instagram ID is duteechand and she has 60K followers.
Twitter ID:Her Twitter handle is @Duteechand and she has 32.5K followers.
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Dutee Chand Net worth & Salary

Dutee was offered a TC (Ticket Collector) job in Central Railway in Mumbai in 2014. Later Odisha Govt. offered her a job in Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) in May 2016. She is currently posted as Deputy Manager in OMC, Bhubaneswar.

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Networth:Her net worth is estimated to be $1M approximately.
Salary:She earns a gross salary of Rs.85, 000 from OMC, Odisha.
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Dutee with her BMW

Dutee Chand Cars

She has a collection of cars, some of them she bought and rest were gifted. She has BMW, Ford Aspire, Ecosport, Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Nano Car.

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Dutee Chand House

Her house at village Chaka Gopalpur is worth Rs.25 Lakhs.

Dutee Chand Marriage

Dutee revealed that she is in love with a woman from her village.

Marital Status:Unmarried
Girlfriend/Husband:Name of her girlfriend is not known.

Interests & Passion

Favourite Sportsperson:Usain Bolt
Favourite Actor:Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Cricketer:Sachin Tendulkar
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Awards & Recognitions

YearName of the Award
2020TOI Athlete of the Year Award for 2019
2019Vogue Woman of the Year Award
2019Certificate of Recognition from the Olympian Association.
2017Biju Pattnaik Award for Sports & Games
201523rd Eklavya Award in Sports & Games
2013Young Promising Sportsperson Of the Year

Cash Prizes

  • She won Rs.3 Crores from Odisha Govt. for winning 2 Silver Medals in 2018 Asian Games.
  • She also won a total of Rs.1.09 Crores from Odisha Govt. at different times since 2019.
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Lesser Known Facts

  • She signed a 2 year deal with Sports Shoes and Accessories maker PUMA in 2019. Dutee will be provided with Shoes and other kits for use.
  • She featured in TIME Magazine’s Next 100, a list of Rising Star in the sports category.
  • Dutee featured in the cover page of Vogue India Magazine.
  • Dutee featured in the cover page of Vogue India Magazine.
  • She was gifted with an XUV500 by Mahindra Group MD Anand Mahindra for competing in RIO Olympic.
  • She is an activist of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
  • Dutee participated in Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bachchan along with Virendra Sehwag and Sprinter Hima Das.
  • She invested in the Hospitality business with Suryaansh Mishra in 2019. Suryaansh Mishra AKA Tapi Mishra is an actor-cum-Realtor. Recently she broke her relationship with the actor.
  • Dutee was invited to The Kapil Mishra Show on SONY TV.
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Dutee presented with Ford Aspire

Dutee’s story so far has been a bumpy ride but she never lost it. Let it be the early financial struggle, Hyperandrogenism or Same-sex relationship backlash, she always fought her way out. She is clearly an inspiration for the younger generation. Dutee Chand at this age has achieved what others can only dream of.

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