Three leading scientists reportedly say a report relied on by the IAAF to rule that intersex athletes must medically lower their testosterone levels is full of inaccuracies.
The IAAF’s rules relate to the eligibility of female athletes with hyperandrogenism (higher than normal levels of testosterone) to participate in international events and hold world records unless their testosterone levels are reduced through medical intervention.
Caster Semenya is headed to the Arbitration Court for Sport to challenge the IAAf ruling that would force her to take medication to lower her testosterone levels, or be unable to compete in her specialised events.
"I think we definitely achieved what we came here for."
Semenya will require the strength of a lioness in her fight against these decisions made in musty rooms by mostly middle-aged men.
According to the IAAF, androgen-sensitive athletes like Semenya will have to lower their testosterone levels by taking tablets.
"'Unfair' would be the understatement of the year."
The IAAF's new eligibility regulations for female athletes could greatly impact Caster Semenya's career.
The International Association of Athletics Federations is expected to make a ruling tomorrow that could affect female athletes like Caster Semenya.
It's been reported that new regulations could bar the South African record-breaker from shorter races, unless she takes testosterone-reducing medication.
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The huge global events that are so irresistible can't exist without international bodies that can bring together all parties to bring out the best in the game. If we lose faith, we risk losing these bodies, and the value they bring to our sport. So for the sake of sport's future, we must remain sceptical, remain inquisitive, but not lose our hope, not give in to cynicism. Sometimes having faith is more important than having doubt.
She ran her personal best with 1:55:16 in the 800m.
"Silver is awesome... South Africa is proud of you. Nobody gives a damn about the BBC!"
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