The Odisha government on Thursday revealed that it has provided financial assistance of Rs 4.09 crore to Dutee Chand since 2015, a claim that the star sprinter contested on the ground that it included Rs 3 crore prize money for winning Asian Games medals.

“Dutee has been given Rs 50 lakh for training support for Tokyo Olympics,” according to a media release from the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha.

Dutee Chand puts BMW car on sale to meet training expenses

Apparently, responding to media reports on Dutee offering to sell her car to raise funds for training, the Odisha government also mentioned that Rs 3 crore was given as financial assistance for the two silver medals she won in the 2018 Asian Games and Rs 30 lakh for training and financial support during the 2015-19 period.

“The State Government also appointed Dutee Chand as Group A level…

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