[Ed. – Telfer claims to be a woman but this body chemistry says otherwise.]
Transgender runner CeCe Telfer’s Olympic dreams have been put on hold.
She has been ruled ineligible to compete in the women’s 400-meter hurdles – her signature event – at the U.S. Olympic trials for not meeting the World Athletics eligibility regulations for certain women’s events, according to the Associated Press.
If Telfer qualified, she would’ve made history as one of the first openly transgender athletes to ever compete in any Olympic event.
Telfer was previously listed as a qualified athlete for Friday’s opening heats, but she was missing from Wednesday’s list.
In 2019, World Athletics released new guidelines that cut off international women’s events between 400 meters and a mile to athletes whose testosterone levels were at 5 nonomoles per liter (nmol/L) or more, according to ESPN.