Indian athlete Dutee Chand was named by Vogue India as their November 2019 cover star. The Indian splinter also featured on the cover photo of the Indian magazine. The 23-year-old printer was also named as Sportsperson of the Year 2019 by Vogue India earlier. Now, the magazine has also named her as the cover star for November 2019. Vogue India shared the cover photo with the Indian sportswoman in a fierce avatar on Instagram. Chand recently became the first Indian to win a gold medal in women's 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy and then broke her own record in the 100 m race. KBC 11: Amitabh Bachchan Appealed Everyone to Support Indian Athletes during Hima Das, Dutte Chand and Virender Sehwag’s Special Episode.
“Courage under fire. Accidental crusader and national icon #DuteeChand is our November 2019 cover star”, Vogue India caption the photo. Have a look at the photo below.
Courage Under Fire!
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Courage under fire. Accidental crusader and national icon #DuteeChand is our November 2019 cover star. Photographed by: Ashish Shah (@ashishnshah). Styled by: Daniel Franklin (@dhfranklin). Hair and makeup: Maniasha (@bymaniasha). Words by: Sheree Gomes Gupta (@shereegg30)
The year 2019 has been a crucial year in the life of Dutee Chand. Firstly, she came out in the open about his homosexuality. Earlier, Cosmopolitan featured her on their digital cover for the month of July, after she became the first Indian sportsperson to openly declare that she’s in a same-sex relationship. Sara Ali Khan, Mary Kom, Dutee Chand and Anjali Lama Collab for the Uber Cool 'Propah Lady' Campaign by PUMA (Watch Video).
Recently, she came appeared in the celebrity episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 11, along with another sprinter Hima Das and former cricketer Virender Sehwag. During the episode, she revealed about the struggle she had to face in her journey to become an athlete. In 2014, The Athletic Federation of India (AFI) had dropped her from the Commonwealth contingent at the last moment stating that her medical condition, hyperandrogenism, made her ineligible to participate as a female athlete.