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Paralympic Jumper Maintains Olympic Hopes Despite Questions

It’s unmanageable for me to listen these charges (of having an vantage). I don’t deficiency to bear any reward.

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Paralympic yearn parachuting genius Markus Rehm is lull hoping to vie at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro scorn a scientific field’s inconclusive findings on whether his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unjust vantage ended able athletes. Wolfgang Potthast of the German Sportsman University in Cologne aforementioned Monday that it was "unmanageable i.e. unacceptable" to shape whether the 27-year-old Rehm gets an reward or not. The bailiwick conducted by the German Athletics University on with the University of Colorado and the Internal Establish of Forward-looking Industrial Skill and Engineering in Tokyo establish that athletes with a running-specific prosthesis sustain an afflicted power in the stitch but a amend proficiency for the longsighted parachuting, going clear the dubiousness of whether a prosthesis helps or hinders the jock. "The work could not describe any vantage done the prosthesis, and I remember that for me is a effective solvent," aforesaid Rehm, who is hoping to contend both at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Venerable and at the pursuit Paralympics. "I deprivation to get the Paralympic and Olympic mutant finisher unitedly. To dedicate both sides the prospect to benefit from this." Rehm is aiming to be the sec jock with a carbon-fiber prosthesis to vie at the Olympics and Paralympics later Southward African moon-curser Oscar Pistorius in 2012.

To suit eligible below a new pattern introduced death twelvemonth by the IAAF, Rehm has to shew that his prosthesis gives him no vantage o’er athletes with a interchangeable impairment or non-amputee yearn jumpers. "I’ve interpreted the initiative with the bailiwick, so now I expect a intervene homecoming from the man eubstance," aforementioned Rehm, who baffled his glower rightfield leg in a wakeboarding stroke when he was 14. Rehm won the golden medallion at 2012 London Paralympics and holds the humankind immortalise in his contention year at 8.40 meters.

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Rehm too won the German home rubric in 2014 terminated non-amputee athletes, draught a assorted response. He was so prevented from competing for the German squad at the European Championships, with rails and study officials locution the prosthesis could springiness him an unjust trebuchet burden. "Since the German title in 2014 it has been an ordeal. On the otc paw, you feeling you deliver to rationalize to former athletes," Rehm aforementioned. "Thither were multiplication when I asked myself if it was deserving it." Nether flow rules, Rehm is not eligible for the German squad. "Thither is no determination that has base an vantage," Friedhelm Julius Beucher, prexy of the German Home Paralympic Commission, aforementioned reacting to the discipline. "It’s not a doubt of candor but a suit of favoritism."