New Delhi: Sprinter Dutee Chand has become India's first openly gay athlete, according to an interview published on Sunday. Chand, 23, told The Sunday Express she was in a relationship with a woman from her village in the eastern Odisha state, saying she found the courage to come out after India's top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex last year.
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Women believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with," Chand said in the interview. She said her current focus was on upcoming international competitions, including the Olympics, but "in the future I would like to settle down with her".
Chand, India's reigning m national champion, won silver in both the m and the m at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Chand said nobody had the right to judge her as an athlete because of her sexual orientation, which was a personal decision that should be respected.
There is dildo under pants greater emotion than love and it should not be denied," she said. Like South African Olympic athlete Caster SemenyaChand has hyperandrogenism, a condition that naturally produces high testosterone athlete. She was previously barred from competing under International Association of Athletics Federations rules and subjected to abuse for being "unfeminine".
But Chand won an appeal at the Court of Arbitration asian Sport CAS inpaving the way for athletes with hyperandrogenism to compete in m and m races.
However, the CAS earlier May rejected a similar appeal by Semenya against rules requiring middle distance female athletes with a high testosterone level to take medication to reduce it. Chand told local media the ruling made her "very sad".