Semenya Caster, 19, has been declared ‘fit to be female’ by the IAAF. Family and friends have always maintained her sex to be that of a female. However, at the insistence of the IAAF, and the international sports community, she was forced to undergo a series of invasive tests that attempted to determine her biological gender. Semenya was forced into an 11-month hiatus from athletics in order to ”prove” a female [...]
“I hereby publicly announce my return to athletics competitions“
Semenya Caster’s lawyers previously indicated that test results obtained in February will confirm that she’s cleared for competition, but there’s something delaying her return to competition. That something is the International Association of Athletics Federation who has not yet ruled on whether Semenya can compete as a woman. [...]
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 [...]
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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.
I previously reported that Semenya’s testosterone levels were found to be 3 times that of the “normal” range for women. According to the Guardian her levels are within a respectable range despite being higher than average. She will be allowed to participate in women’s track and field events. I am beyond relieved at the outcome and hope Semenya continues [...]
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 [...]