GIRL, IN­TER­RUPTED

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Be­cause she came out as gay on May 19, mak­ing her the first openly ‘gay’ In­dian sportsper­son

Be­cause she fought the ban placed on her in 2014 pro­hibit­ing her from com­pet­ing as a fe­male be­cause of nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring high testos­terone lev­els in her body. In her come­back, she won two sil­ver medals at the 2018 Asian Games

Be­cause she won gold at the 2019 World Un­ver­si­ade, only the sec­ond In­dian sprinter ever to do so at a global event

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Chand loves cars and at one point had 15 of them. She even­tu­ally sold them all and now has a BMW and a Ford EcoS­port

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