‘It’s not a criminal offense to like somebody’-Sports activities Information , Alenz
Dutee Chand, who’s the primary high-profile athlete from India to open up about being in a same-sex relationship, stated she usually will get requested intrusive questions like ‘tumhaara pyaar kitna door tak gaya?’ or ‘tum future fundamental shaadi karogi?’
It’s been simply over two years since sprinter Dutee Chand revealed that she was in a same-sex relationship. By doing so, in an interview in Might 2019 with The Indian Specific, Dutee grew to become the primary high-profile athlete from India to open up about being in a same-sex relationship.
However even after two years, the fixed prying questions on her private life carry on coming, revealed the sprinter at a digital press convention on Wednesday.
“When individuals ask me private questions, I don’t have a problem with that. It’s not like I’m not doing something uncommon,” Dutee stated at an occasion the place she was introduced because the face of Senco Gold & Diamonds on the event of Pleasure Month.
“Numerous journalists maintain asking me deeply private questions like ‘tumhaara pyaar kitna door tak gaya? (what’s the standing of your relationship?)’ or ‘household ke log tumko settle for kar rahe ki nahi? (has your loved ones accepted your relationship)’ or ‘tum future fundamental shaadi karogi? (will you get married in future?)’.
“I inform everybody the identical factor. Pyaar karna koi gunaah nahi hai (it’s not a criminal offense to like somebody.) Everybody falls in love, the one distinction is that many individuals fall in love with somebody from the alternative intercourse, and I fell in love with somebody from the identical intercourse. I like my accomplice lots, and he or she loves me too and needs to spend the remainder of her life with me.”
Eye on Tokyo 2020
Whereas the sprinter is but to qualify for Tokyo Olympics, she stated she was assured of constructing the reduce by way of rankings if not the cut-off of 11.15 seconds. Her present private greatest within the 100m dash is 11.22 seconds, which can be the nationwide document, however got here in October 2019.
“Resulting from coronavirus , we’ve missed out on plenty of competitions. We have been alleged to go to Poland for the World Relay Championships, after which two occasions in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. However I couldn’t go as a result of pandemic scenario,” she stated.
On the Federation Cup occasion in March, Dutee (11.58 secs) was crushed by Tamil Nadu’s Dhanalaxmi, who clocked 11.39 secs.
“I’ll attempt to contact the 11.15 sec qualifying commonplace throughout the Indian Grand Prix 4 (on 21 June) or the Nationwide Inter-State Championships (25-29 June). But when I don’t, I’m anticipating qualification on the idea of rankings,” stated Dutee, who’s forty third within the rankings for Tokyo 2020 and presently amongst those that can qualify on that foundation. The cut-off for Tokyo 2020 is 29 June. Whereas 69 runners have already run underneath the 11.15 sec qualifying commonplace, lots of them—largely from Jamaica and USA — can’t go to Tokyo as a result of the principles enable simply three runners from every nation to compete on the Olympics.
“On the Olympics, I’ll be operating in opposition to those that run 10.60secs and 10.70secs. So, I have to run quicker. I’ve already received a medal on the Asian degree. The Olympics is a giant problem for me now.”
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