The old rule required transgender female athletes to lower their blood testosterone levels to a maximum of 5 nmol per liter in order to compete in women’s events.
Image Credit source: Caster Semenya instagram
New Delhi. Many transgender women athletes including Lia Thomas, Laurel Hubbard, Caster Semenya have shown their strength in the world, but now after swimming, World Athletics has also given a big blow to transgender women athletes. World Athletics has banned transgender women athletes. Now transgender women players will not present a challenge in the women’s category at the international level. Earlier, the International Swimming Federation had also taken a similar step in June last year. World Athletics also followed the path of Swimming Federation.
Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, said that from March 31, transgender athletes will not be allowed to participate in the women’s world ranking competition. Coe has also made it clear that this ban is not forever. A team will be formed to research the eligibility criteria for transgenders. The reason behind banning transgenders in the women’s event is believed to be that transgenders are physically stronger than female players.
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Old rule for transgender women players
The old rule for transgender athletes required them to lower their blood testosterone levels to a maximum of 5 nmol per liter to compete in women’s events, and to maintain this level for 12 months before competition. was required. This decision by World Athletics means that the basis of testosterone to present the challenge in track and field is over.
Damage to many players including Semenya
A scientific decision can be taken in the coming years regarding transgender women athletes. Due to this decision of World Athletics, some players like 2-time Olympic champion Castor Semenya have got a big shock. Due to the high amount of testosterone, Semenya was even banned.
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