Bhubaneswar: Odisha spinster Dutee Chand has opened up her personal life accepting she is in a relationship with a woman.
Though, no names were taken, Chand confirmed that her partner is from her home-town whom she has known for a few years
Dutee Chand, 23, the 100 m record holder and winner of two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, has thus become the first Indian sports star to acknowledge being in a same-sex relationship.
“I have found someone who is my soulmate. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with. I have always supported the rights of those who want to be in a same-sex relationship. It is an individual person’s choice.
Currently, my focus is on the World Championships and the Olympic Games but in the future, I would like to settle down with her,” Dutee told The Indian Express.