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Dutee Chand of Odisha Features in top 11 stories of female athletes by New York Times

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11 stories of female athletes who made their own rules in 2015

Across the globe this year, women and girls have proven they’re fierce competitors in of some of the world’s most challenging and extreme sports.

9. Indian female sprinter Dutee Chand

Up until a ruling this year, Indian internationally competitive sprinter Dutee Chand was barred from competing against female athletes due to the “hyperandrogenism” she suffers from, which causes her body to produce high levels of testosterone. Chand, rather than accept the status quo, brought her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, which ruled in her favor. Thanks to the landmark ruling, she and all other athletes with the same condition will be allowed to compete. The case has generated new conversations about the ways gender is treated in the world of sports.

Story of top two women sprinters of India from Odisha

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