The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday said that its Grievance Committee will look into Olympic-bound Seema Punia’s demand for a hyperandrogenism test on fellow discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur.
Punia, who qualified for the Olympics with a throw of 63.72m on the final day of National Inter-State Championships in Patiala on Tuesday, wrote to AFI, raising concerns about improvement in Kaur’s performance in a short period and seeking a hyperandrogenism test on her.
“All complaints are looked into by the Grievance Committee. The Committee will look into it,” AFI president Adille Sumariwalla told PTI when asked about Punia’s letter.
Hyperandrogenism is a condition which causes higher testosterone levels than expected in biological females. It is considered an advantage for affected athletes over the…