South African sport scientist, Dr Ross Tucker says the outcome of Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) judgment on new testosterone rules for female athletes is a massive failure of scientific procedure and good governance.
This is after Caster Semenya lost her case against the International Association of Athletics Federations which forces female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels, meaning she will have to take medication to suppress her testosterone if she wants to keep running on the international stage.
Tucker is part of Semenya’s team of experts. He says Semenya has a few options up her sleeve such as challenging the decision or accepting it.
Tucker says is she challenges the decision she would have to leave the sport court which could take up a lot of money and time.
Another option for the athlete is her taking the testosterone lowing medication which could make her slower during her races or retiring.
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