"Dutee also does not believe that this (research) paper satisfies the high bar that was set for the IAAF by CAS,"
Wambui ran a 1:56.64 PB in Monaco but was stripped of her result.
A former banned intersex athlete Maria José Martínez-Patiño also supports the testosterone upper limits imposed by the IAAF. “I see this ... as someone who can see both sides — both as a scientist and someone who was affected by (gender testing). … I believe my opinion has a heavier weight.”
*The Orange County Register: "Caster Semenya's Olympic Dream A Topic Of Controversy" A lot of strong pro-Semenya words from "bioethics" and gender specialists, but the scientists are who we side with on this one.
“Then it’s no longer sport and it’s no longer an open race. Obviously there is an issue and there is an issue that needs to be understood a lot better."
She ran 1:58.20, more than 2-seconds clear of 2nd place.
*IAAF Recap: Wayde Van Niekerk Dominates 200 In 20.02 Kenya's Douglas Kipserem won the 5000 in 13:13 over SA record holder Elroy Gelant (13:15). *Results
*Seb Coe Says Semenya Shouldn't Be "Demonized" For Great Performances We agree; we blame CAS for overturning a rule that was a "workable compromise."
*Opinion Piece From Athletics Illustrated's Christopher Kelsall: "Caster Semenya Should Not Be Permitted To Compete In Rio" "It is an uncomfortable subject and seems unfair, but too bad."
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.
The tests reportedly cost $6,629 each and they are going to do test on 3 women and 2 men "elevated hormonal levels of opposite gender."
*MB: Help me out letsrun: Why would Kenya spend $13,000 to test 2 men for possess elevated women's hormonal levels?
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.
Article includes story and quotes from athlete who competed on women's track team despite identifying himself as male.
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.