Hyderabad — Four years after she was forced out of the Asian Games in a row over her gender, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand says she is determined to make up for lost time as she finally gets her chance in Indonesia. Chand, affected by hyperandrogenism — the same condition that has dogged the career of double Olympic champion Caster Semenya — fought and won a lengthy court battle to remain in the sport she loves. Now the 22-year-old is hoping for a redemptive medal at her long-delayed Asian Games debut in Jakarta, where she also has her eye on improving India’s 100m record for the second time in two months. "I am just so happy. I missed the 2014 Asian Games due to the hyperandrogenism row, so it’s my chance to prove my worth," Chand, whose hero is Usain Bolt, said after a training session in Hyderabad. "I hope my hard work pays off. I never thought of quitting. It’s always a dream for an athlete to represent their country and what happened was not my fault." It has been a difficult roa...

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