- Tiffany Rigby
Cece Telfer will not compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials
New York- Cece Telfer, who won the NCAA title for the 400 meter hurdles will not able to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
On Thursday, it was announced that Telfer did not qualify due to her testosterone levels. The Olympic requirement for transgendered women to qualify is the qualifying athlete must have testosterone levels less than five nanomoles per liter for a period of 12 months.
The USA Track and Field foundation first notified Telfer of her high nanomoles levels on June 17 and gave her the opportunity to demonstrate her eligibility so that she could compete at the US Olympic Team Trials.
Telfer’s manager, David McFarland stated that Telfer would respect the decision .“CeCe has turned her focus towards the future and is continuing to train. She will compete on the national and world stage again soon,” McFarland said.
In a statement by the USATF, the organization said they strongly support inclusivity and providing a clear path to participation in the sport for all, while also maintaining competitive fairness. "If CeCe meets the conditions for transgender athlete participation in the future, we wholeheartedly back her participation in international events as a member of Team USATF."