They said that "competition between men and women [is] as meaningless and unfair as an adult competing against a child or a heavyweight boxer competing against a flyweight" and went on to say that Semenya's advantage over other women is around half of men's advantage over non-hyperandrogenous women.
A good read on Ellis' 5th-to-1st anchor leg at NCAAs to win USC the 4x400 and the meet.
Collegiate records don't count after the season is over, but most schools do count summer marks so the USC record is actually held by Norman's coach, Quincy Watts who ran 43.50 to win Olympic gold in 1992.
And IAAF statement said, “We stand ready to defend the new regulations at the Court of Arbitration should we be asked to do so.”
Guliyev is currently ranked sixth on the European all-time 200m lists with 19.88.
"There are distinctions made in terms of “muscle power that an athlete is likely to have” when staging competitions. Why can’t the same designation hold for so-called able-bodied athletes but in terms of naturally produced testosterone?
The whole purpose of a competition is to discover through the intricate calculus of talent, training, and tactics how one athlete gets to the finish line ahead of all others. It is the ineffable nature of that calculus that makes the sport intriguing. Take away the unknowable, replace it with certainty, and you’ve essentially eliminated the game.
Why don’t women just compete against men? Because we would know the result before the start. It wouldn’t constitute apples racing apples, it would be apples against oranges.
We want clear divisions in life like on Saturday morning TV westerns, black hats, and white hats. Unfortunately, life in all its complexity isn’t always that precise."
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They both narrowly beat out hurdlers Rai Benjamin and Sydney McLaughlin for the award.