The South African middle distance runner will continue to fight to compete without taking hormone therapy to block naturally elevated levels of testosterone.
Caster Semenya was thrust in the global spotlight a decade ago for being extraordinary. She’s been battling with that spotlight ever since.
The IAAF says it will seek a "swift reversal" of the decision that allows Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya to temporarily compete without taking testosterone-reducing medication.
Swiss court tells IAAF to suspend testosterone regulations. Semenya can compete in 800m without medication to 25 June
It is not the “male sex hormone,” nor is it the key to athletic performance. Why do we insist otherwise?
Human rights groups, medical researchers decry decision based on testosterone
Using a testosterone limit to determine who is female will probably fail to settle the matter
The South African’s call for unity stood out amid all the arguments, but it is not only Cas’s verdict that has been criticised
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) wishes to express its downright disappointment at the ruling by Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on the Caster Semenya and ASA appeal against IAAF testosterone rules in female athletes.
“I am very upset that I have been pushed into the public spotlight again. I don’t like talking about this new rule. I just want to run naturally, the way I was born.”
Forcing female athletes to regulate testosterone could breach international human rights rules, according to the United Nation’s top human rights group in a rare foray into sports amid an escalating row over intersex and transgender competitors.
CHRIS MOSIER is a Team USA duathlete and founder of transathlete.com. For more from Chris, visit TheChrisMosier.com or follow him on Instagram @thechrismosier.