A lot of controversy is brewing after a Paralympic athlete was told she cannot compete because she’s not paralyzed enough.
The International Paralympic Committee is defending its decision not to let gold medalist Victoria Arlen swim in the world championships.
The board ruled Arlen ineligible because she may be able to use her legs someday.
Currently, Arlen is not able to use her legs, but the organization says its medical experts could not find evidence proving Arlen will be permanently impaired.
The group has already denied Arlen’s appeal of the decision.
New Hampshire’s governor says the committee’s decision is absurd.