Dutee Chand: Indian sprinter wins on return from gender test ban

Dutee Chand
Dutee Chand won 200m bronze at the 2013 Asian Championships

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand won on her return to the track following a successful appeal against a ban imposed after a so-called gender test.

The 19-year-old took 100m gold at the National Open Athletics Championships in Salt Lake, India, in 11.68 seconds.

Chand was banned under athletics' hyperandrogenism policy, which found she had naturally high levels of testosterone above a permissible level.

She successfully appealed at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in July.

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"I was under pressure, coming into this event - a little nervous as well," she said after the win, which was a fraction outside her personal best.

"I didn't perform at my peak, for I knew I could get better.

"But this win will give me the confidence and now I can write to the sports ministry, requesting them to get me into the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme for the 2016 Rio Olympics."

Dutee Chand's fast lane to controversy
The third of seven children to a weaver couple from the state of Odisha, Dutee is born on 3 February 1996
Becomes Indian national under-18 champion for 100m when she clocks 11.8 seconds in 2012
Wins a 200m bronze at 2013 Asian Games and is the first Indian to reach a global sprint final at the World Youths, coming sixth in 11.62 seconds
Claims 100/200m double at Asian Junior Athletics Championships, prompting the Athletics Federation of India to ask for a gender test in July

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