Dutee Chand hopes to blaze tracks, get into TOP scheme
Cleared to compete following a landmark gender case, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand is waiting anxiously to shine on the tracks again in her bid to get a slot in the Sports Ministry’s Target Olympic Podium scheme for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
<g data-gr-id="15">Dutee</g> was banned last year under IAAF’s hyperandrogenism policy after tests revealed that her body produced natural levels of testosterone above permissible range.
But the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in its July verdict, suspended the “hyperandrogenism” rules, which will be scrapped if the IAAF, the world body of the sport, cannot provide new evidence.
With nearly a year lost fighting the case, <g data-gr-id="16">Dutee</g> is now looking forward to <g data-gr-id="19">do</g> what she does best on the track -- run for gold. The Railways sprinter is now geared up for the 55th National Athletics Championship which begins here on Wednesday. She had won 100m and 200m gold in <g data-gr-id="13">the 2013</g>
edition in Ranchi.