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The Para-athletics rules work against me, but I’m in favour of them. Here’s why | Hannah Dines

The classification system for Paralympic athletes is always being refined, and is as scientific as it can be. It’s not fair to cast aspersions on individuals

All Hallows Eve is a fitting day to find skeletons in the Paralympic classification cupboard. The government found no skeletons at a hearing that took place yesterday – but the meeting will haunt specific athletes for years to come.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has already investigated all the allegations of Para-athletes cheating the classification system brought forward by athlete-parent-lawyer Michael Breen (father of the Paralympic athlete Olivia Breen). They found that all classifications were rightly and fairly made. They vanquished Breen’s argument.

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