Since Rio, Olympian Dutee has shifted her training base to Hyderabad, where she now trains with young athlete , most notable among them is Indian Badminton Star P.V sindhu. Sprinter is glad to have the new training base and Sindhu as a companion. P.V Sindhu and Dutee Chand
“It’s like a home away from home. There are lots of friends to gossip with” She told to Hindustan Times.
IAAF banned Dutee Chand in 2014 because of hyperandrogenism. Hyperandrogenism for athletes is a condition in which females athletes have greater amount of testosterone than the permissible amount. Dutee had to face social boycott and ridicule from her fellow sprinter. Despite being the first women to represent India in the Olympics sprint event in 36 years, Dutee was made to feel isolated due to her condition because hyperandrogenism feel athletes are considered cheats. P.V Sindhu and Dutee Chand
She added,”As I had no friends I felt so lonely. During training sessions top athletes were reluctant to train with me. Off the field too, I was alone I had no one with whom I could share my thoughts.”
However, Dutee challanged the IAAF’s decision and won the resulting case in the court of Arbitration for sports(CAS). In April, In the build up to the Olympic, Dutee clocked 11.32 sec for the 100m. In June, she lowered the mark again to 11.24 secs to attain the Olympic qualification mark of 11.32 secs.
“I should be able to improve my national record. My main goal is to clock 11 secs flat.” She wished..
It’s sad to see such kind of mental torture with an Olympic level athlete but along with that it’s great to hear that she has got P.V Sindhu as perfect training partner. P.V Sindhu and Dutee Chand
We wish both the players for a greater future ahead.
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