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I’m supernatural, says Semenya, as she pursues Olympics 200m slot

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Double Olympics 800-metre champion Caster Semenya called herself “supernatural” this weekend after saying she hoped to compete in the 200m at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 29-year-old South African cannot defend her 800m title as she refuses to abide by World Athletics testosterone-reducing regulations covering …

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Semenya: Swiss court temporarily suspends IAAF testosterone rules

  Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Switzerland’s top court said Monday it had temporarily suspended IAAF rules that oblige athletes including double Olympic champion Caster Semenya to lower their testosterone levels in order to compete in certain events. Judges at the Court of Arbitration for Sport had previously ruled that the …

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Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | South African runner Caster Semenya on Wednesday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels, but judges voiced concern with the application of the “discriminatory” regulations. Semenya, a double Olympic champion, was fighting measures imposed by the International Association …

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Semenya says she is ‘unquestionably a woman’

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya on Thursday said she was “unquestionably a woman”, after the IAAF denied reports that it would argue that she should be classified as a biological male. Semenya, 28, issued the statement ahead of a landmark hearing at …

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