The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday stated that its Grievance Committee will look into Olympic-bound Seema Punia’s demand for a hyperandrogenism check on fellow discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur.
Punia, who certified for the Olympics with a throw of 63.72m on the ultimate day of Nationwide Inter-State Championships in Patiala on Tuesday, wrote to AFI, elevating considerations about enchancment in Kaur’s efficiency in a brief interval and searching for a hyperandrogenism check on her.
“All complaints are appeared into by the Grievance Committee. The Committee will look into it,” AFI president Adille Sumariwalla advised PTI when requested about Punia’s letter.
Hyperandrogenism is a situation which causes larger testosterone ranges than anticipated in organic females. It’s thought-about a bonus for affected athletes over the non-affected ones.
Kaur had certified for the Tokyo Olympics with a then nationwide file throw of 65.06m in the course of the Federation Cup in March and bettered it with a throw of 66.59m in the course of the Indian Grand Prix four on June 21.
Her finest earlier than two huge throws this yr was a 61.04m she recorded in 2018. Her finest in 2019 was a 60.5m.
Regardless of Punia’s demand, the present World Athletics guidelines on feminine eligibility rules are very clear that they don’t apply to discipline occasions.
World Athletics clearly defines ‘Restricted Occasions’ for athletes with Variations of Intercourse Improvement (DSD) as 400m, 400m hurdles, 800m, 1500m, one mile races, and all different monitor occasions over distances between 400m and one mile (inclusive), whether or not run alone or as a part of a relay occasion or a mixed occasion.