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Seema Antil demands hyperandrogenism test on competitor

On a day she certified for the Tokyo Olympics, discus thrower Seema Antil requested the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to conduct a hyperandrogenism (testosterone and different androgens) check on certainly one of her Indian opponents.

Antil alleged that there’s greater than what meets the attention within the fast enchancment in her rival’s efficiency over a comparatively quick interval.

“Judging by her bodily construct and extraordinary enchancment, (she) doesn’t appear ‘regular’,” Seema wrote in her letter to varied AFI functionaries. Seema has named the athlete in her letter however The Indian Express isn’t figuring out her to guard her privateness.

“In my profession spanning greater than twenty years, I’ve not come throughout such enchancment in any athlete. Over the past 4 years, this 25-year-old has improved her efficiency by 12-14 metres, which is uncommon.

Therefore, I request you to conduct a hyperandrogenism check on the athlete within the curiosity of a stage taking part in subject, sporting spirit and significant competitors.”