Huge relief for fans in the state as ace Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand can now participate in all international track and field events till the final hearing on her appeal against her indefinite ban from competition, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled.
Dutee informed leading local television channel OTV over phone from Lausanne, Switzerland on the CAS decision.
CAS had earlier reviewed her case and on December 21, 2014 and an interim order was passed by them allowing her to participate in domestic meets in India.
After the December 21 ruling, she got only five days to prepare for the Odisha state meet but Dutee still came through with flying colours. In 12 seconds, Dutee claimed the right to represent Odisha in the National Games.
In the National Games in February this year, after seven months in the wilderness, Dutee reclaimed her sprinting title with a timing of 11.76 in the women’s 100 metre event.