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Court of Arbitration decision on second appeal from Blake Leeper

World Athletics would like to thank the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for their time in reviewing and reaching a decision on this case. This decision confirms the one taken by the Mechanical Aids Review Panel on 26 April 2021 and means Mr Leeper cannot compete wearing these new RSPs at World Athletics Series Events or the Olympic Games but can in other International Competitions, although his results will be listed separately and not recognised.
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Paralympic sprinter Blake Leeper loses final appeal to compete in Tokyo Olympics

Paralympic sprinter Blake Leeper, a runner born without legs below his knees, lost his final appeal to compete at the Tokyo Olympics when a panel appointed by track and field’s global governing body ruled Monday his blade-like prostheses give him an unfair advantage because of their height. The World Athletics...
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World Athletics panel decision on application from Blake Leeper

The World Athletics Mechanical Aids Review Panel has today decided against a new application from the athlete Blake Leeper to use a specific set of running specific prostheses in World Athletics Series events or the Olympic Games. After careful deliberation the Panel, chaired by David Grace QC, reached the following...
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Double-Amputee Sprinter Blake Leeper To Appeal World Athletics' Use Of Racially Discriminatory 'MASH' Rule To Ban Him From Competition Against Able-Bodied Athletes

NEW YORK, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 26, 2021, World Athletics denied American double-amputee track-and-field athlete Blake Leeper's application seeking approval to compete in World Athletics-sanctioned events, including the Olympic Games, while using his new, modified running-specific prosthetics (RSPs), and to have his results listed alongside those of able-bodied athletes. This denial was based entirely on the application of the Maximum Allowable Standing Height ("MASH") standards to Leeper, notwithstanding that those standards are based on outdated and racially exclusionary data and discriminate against Black athletes of African descent such as Mr. Leeper.
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