Asian Games 2018: Dutee Chand puts behind troubled past to bag silver
Life hasn’t been easy for Dutee Chand as he had to fight and win a ‘gender’ case against the international federation at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).asian games 2018 Updated: Aug 26, 2018 20:15 IST
After Hima Das and Muhammed Anas, it was Dutee Chand’s turn to make the country proud. Dutee Chand added to India’s medal tally on Day 8 of the Asian Games by winning a silver in the women’s 100m final. She finished second behind Edidiong Odiong of Bahrain with a time of 11.32s.
Life hasn’t been easy for Dutee Chand as he had to fight and win a ‘gender’ case against the international federation at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
In a landmark judgement, the Court of Arbitration for Sports had cleared Dutee Chand to compete in national and international athletics events. The CAS panel, comprising Justice Annabelle Claire Bennett, Professor Richard H McLaren and Dr Hans Nater, suspended the athletics world governing body International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) hyperandrogenism regulations, which bar athletes with enhanced testosterone levels, such as Dutee Chand, from competing in the women’s category.
While delivering the judgement, the panel said: “IAAF regulation governing eligibility of females with hyperandrogenism to compete in women’s competition is suspended for a maximum two years in order to give the IAAF the opportunity to provide CAS with scientific evidence about the quantitative relationship between enhanced testosterone levels and improved athletic performance in hyperandrogenic athletes.”
First Published: Aug 26, 2018 20:11 IST