Dutee Chand Biography:
Dutee Chand is an Indian professional Sprinter and she was born on Saturday, February 3, 1996, in Jajpur, Odisha, India. Her father Chakradhar Chand and his mother Akhuji Chand, are daily wage earners by weaving fabrics.
She has 6 siblings, a brother named Rabindra Chand and five sisters Saraswati Chand (Elder), Sanjulata Chand (Elder), Anjana Chand (Younger), Pratima Chand (Younger) and Aliva Chand (Younger).
Since her childhood, she was interested and inspired to take up running like her elder sister, Saraswati Chand is a national-level sprinter and currently works with Odisha Police.
In 2006, her father enrolled Dutee and her elder sister Saraswati in a Government Sports Hostel, Bhubaneshwar, where she began to pursue running seriously. Initially, she used to run barefoot while training because of poor financial condition back at home.
In 2012, she became U-18 National Champion in 100 meters event by clocking 11.20s. Two years later, in 2013, she won 2 Gold medals at the National Senior Athletics Championships held in Ranchi, one in 100m with the timing of 11.23s and another one in 200m with the timing of 23.73s.
She then made her international debut at the World Youth Athletics Championships 2013 in Ukraine and finished 6th with the timing of 11.71s in 100m race final. She then won her 1st international medal by winning Bronze in the 200m race at the Asian Athletics Championships held in Pune.
All Wiki Biography:
|Real Name||Dutee Chand|
|Profession||Indian Athlete (Sprinter)|
|Event (s)||100 meters|
|Date of Birth||February 3, 1996 (Saturday)|
|Age (as in 2021)||25 Years|
|Birth Place||Jajpur, Odisha, India|
|Hometown||Jajpur, Odisha, India|
|School||Government school in Chaka Gopalpur Village|
|College||Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Odisha|
|Education Qualifications||Bachelors of Law|
In 2014, she won 2 gold medals in 200 metres and 4 × 400 m relays at Asian Junior Athletics Championships held in Taipei, Taiwan. She then dropped from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, due to hyperandrogenism that made her ineligible to compete as a female athlete.
In 2015, She won the case against the International Association of Athletics Federation for its rule on hyperandrogenism in the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The rule prohibited athletes with high testosterone levels to compete in track and field events.
Later in 2016, she then participated in the National Athletics Championships 2016 where she won the Gold medal and sets a new national record with the timing of 11.33s in the 100m event.
She then shattered her own national record by clocking 11.24s in 100m event at the XXVI G Kosanov Memorial Meet at Almaty, Kazakhstan. At the end of the year, she won the Silver Medal and Bronze Medal at the South Asian Games held at Guwahati in 100m & 200m respectively.
In 2017, she won 2 Bronze medals in 100m and 4*400m relay at the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar. In 2018, Dutee recorded her personal best of 23.00s in 100m semi-finals at Asian Games 2018 and also won two Silver medals in 100m and 200m events.
Dutee Chand Achievements:
- Asian Junior Athletics Championships 2014 (200 m): Gold Medal
- Asian Junior Athletics Championships 2014 (4×400 m): Gold Medal
- Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2016 (60 m): Bronze Medal
- South Asian Games 2016 (100 m): Silver Medal
- South Asian Games 2016 (200 m): Bronze Medal
- Asian Championships 2017 (100 m): Bronze Medal
- Asian Championships 2017 (4×100 m): Bronze Medal
- Asian Games 2018 (100 m): Silver Medal
- Asian Games 2018 (200 m): Silver Medal
- Asian Championships 2019 (200 m): Bronze Medal
- Summer Universiade 2019 (100 m): Gold Medal
She next won the bronze medal in the 200m race with the timing of 23.24s at the Asian Athletics Championships 2019 in Doha. Later, in 2019 at 30th Summer Universiade, she won gold in the 100m race by clocking 11.32s and became the first Indian woman sprinter to win gold at the Universiade.
Currently, She is working as an executive officer at The Odisha Mining Corporation Limited.
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||150 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.50 m (in meters)
4’ 11” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||50 kg (in kilograms)|
110 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Chakradhar Chand|
Mother: Akhuji Chand
|Siblings||Brother: Rabindra Chand|
Sister (s): Saraswati Chand (Elder)
Sanjulata Chand (Elder)
Anjana Chand (Younger)
Pratima Chand (Younger)
Aliva Chand (Younger)