Paralympian runner Blake Leeper has been prevented from competing at the Tokyo Olympics, because his two prosthetic legs have been ruled to give him an unfair advantage.
- Blake Leeper wanted to emulate Oscar Pistorius’s feat of competing against able-bodied runners at the Olympics
- But a World Athletics review panel ruled his carbon-fibre prosthetics made him “unnaturally tall”
- Leeper was born with no legs beneath the knee, and is an eight-time Paralympic medallist
Leeper is “running unnaturally tall” with his prosthetic legs, the World Athletics mechanical aids review panel said.
Last October the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a previous decision by World Athletics, which ruled that Leeper had a competitive advantage…
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