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Hyperandrogenism : Dutee Chand appeals to the CAS

09.10.2014 10:29 Age: 4 yrs

The Indian athlete Dutee Chand has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the Athletics Federation of India's (AFI) decision to declare her ineligible to compete under the IAAF Regulations Governing Eligibility Of Females With Hyperandrogenism To Compete In Women’s Competition.

Last July , a few days before the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Dutee Chand, India’s U-18 100-meter champion, was barred from competing against women. She is suspected of having a condition called hyperandrogenism as her body produces high levels of testosterone. Pursuant to the IAAF regulations, the AFI would allow Chand to return to competition only if she lowers her testosterone level beneath the male range.

The athlete seeks to have the AFI’s decision overturned and the hyperandrogenism regulations declared invalid and void.

An arbitration is in progress and the CAS will not comment any further at this time.