And she is determined to compete in track and field events at home (South Africa) and internationally while awaiting the outcome of a gender test she was required to undergo in late 2009.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has refused to speak about the investigation until an official statement is released. The scientific test results will remain confidential, however the statement [...]
MONACO — The IAAF said Friday it is reviewing results of gender tests on South African runner Caster Semenya and will not issue any final decision until November.
The International Association of Athletics Federations did not confirm or deny Australian newspaper reports that the recently crowned women’s world 800-meter champion has male and female sexual organs.
It’s been leaked that world champion athlete, Semenya Caster, has returned abnormaly high levels of testosterone. Three times the “normal” level of a woman. While this is not indicative of any abuse of performance enhancing drugs, it does prompt further testing.
Initially, I felt race played absolutely no role in the request for testing as there are plenty of documented examples [...]
My personal thoughts after reading this story revolve around the fact that many top female athletes have body frames and muscular physiques that are far more defined than that of the average woman. While I understand the curiosity surrounding South African distance runner Semenya Caster’s physique and male characteristics, I mainly question the audacity and timing of it all. She’s fairly new on the world stage in athletics, but this [...]