Her pb of 11.30 is just off the 11.27 standard but she got in on the descending order list.
The problem is CAS requirement is far too great as they want the IAAF to prove hyperandrogenic females have an advantage as great as men, which they don't. Ross Tucker: “This should never have been an issue of men vs. women. Rather, it should be about whether women who possess a Y-chromosome, and who produce T in the male range, have an unnaturally large advantage over women who do not have those male-level T values.”
A deeper look at the IAAF's recent study shows why it probably won't be enough to convince CAS to reinstate the currently suspended hyperandrogenism rules.
She also says the country of India is behind her.
The study found that female athletes with high testosterone levels can have a 1.8% to 4.5% competitive advantage. The IAAF will use this new research in their CAS case to reinstate the suspended hyperandrogenism rules.
*The Guardian: "Caster Semenya Could Be Forced To Undertake Hormone Therapy For Future Olympics" Unfortunately the regulations wouldn't be reinstated in time for 2017 Worlds.
*Joanna Harper: "Using Testosterone To Categorize Male And Female Athletes Isn't Perfect, But It's The Best Solution We Have" Harper, a gender in sport expert who has written for LRC, evaluates the new study and what it means for hyperandrogenic athletes.
Harper, who describes herself as a “scientist first, an athlete second, and a transgender person third" provides amazing insight and analysis into the controversy surrounding intersex athletes like Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand.
*MB: If you care about women's sports and the Caster Semenya situation, you MUST read this article
They don't "like her" because she has hyperandrogenism and races with an unfair advantage.
Thankfully, Chand, who no longer has to take horomone treatments, came up .01 short of the Olympic standard.
She only clocked 11.68 seconds, not far off her 11.62 pb.
She's competing in this week's Indian National Championships which started yesterday.
They think that's her best chance to make the Olympics since she hasn't hit the 100/200 qualifying standards for Rio.
We 100% disagree with this statement from Payoshni Mitra, "This verdict upholds the notion of gender equality in sports....I feel this verdict will pave the way for a more inclusive, fairer sporting culture.” Letting people with internal testicles compete as women is absurd.
Like Caster Semenya, Chand has hyperandrogenism and her body naturally produces testosterone above guidelines set by the IAAF.
Chand's case could have huge implications for women's sports in the future. If she's allowed to compete then kiss goodbye to women's sports as we know them.
The case is being decided by CAS and a final decision could take months. Chand failed a gender test last year and was kept off the Indian team for Commonwealth and Asia Games when she refused medical treatment that would make her eligible. Chand's case is similar to that of Caster Semenya's.
*Read more about Chand in the LRC Archives.
Women's athletics as we know will be obliterated if intersexed or transgender people are allowed to compete as women.
We like the quote from chairman of the IOC medical commission Arne Ljungqvist: “People who say, ‘This is nothing; we don’t need this rule,’ don’t know sports or are at some distance from sport. This is not an easy matter. It’s an evolving matter. We just can’t bury our heads in the sand and pretend these conditions do not exist.” If women with hyperandrogenism compete at their natural levels, women's sports will be over.
Apparently Chand says if she loses her CAS case she'll quit the sport and coach instead.
The writer seems to be on the side of Indian sprinter Dutee Chand who has refused hormone treatment and has brought her case to CAS to have the IAAF rule on natural testosterone levels abolished. If she is, this could completely change (ruin?) women's sports. Read more about this issue in the LRC archives.