Mexico city / 08.25.2021 19:39:09
Scientists who study whether having high natural levels of testosterone in women increases their physical performance say that there is not enough evidence to be sure. The correction to the study comes too late for athletes like Caster Semenya. The South African was deprived of defending her title in the 800 mts in Tokyo 2020
The original study of British Journal of Medicine, reports the NY Times, was released in 2017 and is part of the evidence or documents before which organizations such as the IAAF have been endorsed to prohibit certain women with high testosterone levels from competing in tests based on the 400 meters unless these levels are lowered with medicine.
The attorneys of Semenya, which has already lost several appeals, have already asked for the regulations to be suspended. Both scientists in charge of the study and linked to the world of athletics, assured that the first inquiries were exploratory and they may have confused people, while World Athletics it had previously accepted that they are discriminatory but necessary for fair competition. TOhour they face a new scenario, a new opportunity to mend the path they left out of the Olympic dream several athletes intersex.