Band Front Cas: Rehm Synthetic Sweater Support
Frankfurt/Main. The president of the German Para-Sports Federation supports the judicial efforts of compensatory long jumper Markus Rehm to start the Olympics.
“Marcus Rehm left no doubt that he feels like a Paralympic athlete who wants to take a comprehensive approach as a Paralympian at an Olympic event. He finds my personal support there,” Friedhelm Julius Bucher said in the presentation given to the German staff for the conference. The Paralympic Games from August 24 to September 5 in Tokyo.
The German Athletics Federation Rehm proposed to the German Olympic Sports Federation for nomination to participate in the Games in a separate evaluation. The Russian Football Association (DOSB) has notified the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of Rehm as a member of the German Olympic team, Bucher confirmed. The IOC then referred the case to the World Athletics Federation, but World Athletics declared Rehm ineligible and invoked Rule 6.3.4, which states that the prosthesis is a mechanical aid. The athlete must establish whether there is an advantage or disadvantage due to the prosthesis.
“CAS has decided for its part that it is not the athlete who should prove whether it is an advantage or a disadvantage, but the sports federation. It is for this reason, in my opinion, that world athletics expresses itself in order to give a clear answer,” criticized Beucher. Beutcher said Ram is not competing “to get a medal from an Olympic athlete who keeps jumping in. He wants to start competing, and that was his intention from the start.”
But according to the complaint, the 32-year-old is claiming unrestricted admission to the long jump competition; Admission out of competition or in a separate assessment is only required as an alternative. “At some point, you just have to take the next step, and I will do it now. Unfortunately, no one else was listened to and nothing changed,” said Rehm, who lost his lower right leg, “Sport1.de.” The Cass department dedicated to the Tokyo Olympics refused to deal with the issue. So, Cass must decide.
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