India’s 100-m national-record holder, Dutee Chand, wants to sell her BMW luxury car to cover the cost of training for the Olympics next year. She put up a post on social media with photos of the car and later deleted it.
On Saturday, she shared the pictures of her car on her Facebook page, with a message in Odia “I want to sell my BMW car. If anyone wants to buy, contact me on messenger.”
Dutee told rediff.com on Monday, “It was a difficult decision for me to put up that post… Had there been an Olympics, I would have been all set, but, as the Games have been postponed by a year, I am unable to support myself.” Chand said that she doesn’t have any cash.
She said that she later deleted the post following the advice of her manager after there were some offensive comments.
She had explained in earlier reports that she has no sponsor at the moment because of the pandemic, except for an apparel deal with Puma. She also said she is the sole earning member of her family, and that she needs funds for training and diet.
In an interview with Times Now, she had said, “Due to the ongoing pandemic, all completions have been cancelled. Sponsorships for Olympics are also no longer there. I have spent all my money and haven’t earned anything in the last few months. There will be no new sponsors either during this time so selling my car is the only option left.”\