29 Jul '15, 11am

Great news that sprinter Dutee Chand has been cleared to compete after landmark gender case

Great news that sprinter Dutee Chand has been cleared to compete after landmark gender case

Chand waves to the crowd at the Asian Athletics Championships in 2013. Photo credit: Getty Images In a landmark gender case, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has suspended 'hyperandrogenism' rules, allowing Chand to compete for India in the World Athletics Championships in Beijing in August. The 19-year-old sprinter was banned from competing by the Athletics Federation of India last summer after failing a hormone test that revealed her body produced high levels of naturally occurring testosterone. The controversial gender tests were carried out in line with IAAF's guidelines. But the Court of Arbitration for Sport has since suspended 'hyperandrogenism' rules, questioning the validity of testing naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes. There is currently no similar assessment for male athletes. Chand appealed to CAS after India's athletics body barred her fr...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/dutee-chand-cleared-to...

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