India's fastest woman Dutee Chand has revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship. However, Chand refused to reveal her partner as she did not want the latter to become a center of attention unnecessarily. The star athlete is currently focussing on qualifying for the World Championships and 2020 Tokyo Olympics and therefore, the plans of formalising this relationship have been put off for now.
In a recent interview with a media publication, Chand was quoted as saying that she had found her soulmate. She believed that everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they wanted to be with. The winner of two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games also added that she has always supported the rights of those who want to be in a same-sex relationship as she believed that it is an individual person’s choice. At the same time, she also made it clear that currently, she is focussing on the World Championships and the Olympic Games but in the future, she would like to settle down with her soulmate.
Chand's courageous revelation has been appreciated on social media. Here are some of the tweets.