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‘I am so proud of her’: Ellen Degeneres on Dutee Chand coming out

THE ASIAN AGE / PTI
Published : May 22, 2019, 5:57 pm IST
Updated : May 22, 2019, 5:57 pm IST

Degeneres' Instagram post received over 2 lakh likes and the comments were all about Dutee's courage and boldness to take a step like this.

The ace sprinter openly declared her love and relationship with her girlfriend and she found out no difficulty in carrying out it in future. (Photo: File)
 The ace sprinter openly declared her love and relationship with her girlfriend and she found out no difficulty in carrying out it in future. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand, who recently disclosed that she has found her soulmate, was praised by popular American talk show host Ellen Degeneres for her courage.

The 61-year-old comedian shared a photo of Chand on her Instagram account, along with saying, “She’s the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. I’m so proud of her.”

Degeneres' post received over 2 lakh likes and the comments were all about Dutee's courage and boldness to take a step like this.

(Photo: Ellen Degeneres/Instagram)(Photo: Ellen Degeneres/Instagram)

(Photo: Ellen Degeneres/Instagram)(Photo: Ellen Degeneres/Instagram)

(Photo: Ellen Degeneres/Instagram)(Photo: Ellen Degeneres/Instagram)

Chand, India’s top sprinter from Odisha, made a startling revelation by saying that she is in a same-sex relationship with her ‘soulmate.’

The girl, according to Dutee, belongs to her hometown Jajpur and she has known her for a few years.

The ace sprinter openly declared her love and relationship with her girlfriend and she found out no difficulty in carrying out it in future.

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Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)