Caster Semenya Update: May Return to Competing Against Women
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Has Declared That Caster Semenya May Return to Competing Against Women
Caster Semenya must be overjoyed at the news that she can return to the sport of track-and-field and compete alongside women once again.
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Due to questions about her gender and whether she was actually a man or a woman, she has not been allowed to compete for the last 11 months while the IAAF conducted a full investigation. They have now declared their investigation to be complete and ruled she may return to competition.
The IAAF accepts the conclusion of a panel of medical experts that she can compete with immediate effect.
Please note that the medical details of the case remain confidential and the IAAF will make no further comment on the matter.
It was only after Semenya stunned the sport's world when she broke records during the 800-meter race at the World Championships in August 2009, that her gender began to be questioned. Rumors started swirling that she was in fact a man and critics cited her muscular legs and her ability to run faster than all the other women as reasons that she herself was not a female.
Her medical tests will not be released, but the IAAF has made their decision in regards to her gender.