Caster Semenya turns to football
Caster Semenya

South African Olympic and World gold medalist Caster Semenya participation at the World Championships in Doha looks to be highly unlikely.

The Swiss Supreme Court reversed a ruling which suspended a regulation imposed by the IAAF regarding testosterone levels, pending an appeal from Semenya.

Semenya is appealing a ruling by the CAS which supports a new IAAF regulation that athletes with differences in sexual development must take the medication in order to reduce their testosterone levels.

In a statement, Semenya said: “I am very disappointed to be kept from defending my hard-earned title, but this will not deter me from continuing my fight for the human rights of all of the female athletes concerned.” informed about IAAF statement: “We understand the Swiss federal tribunal will be issuing its full decision on this order [on Wednesday] and the IAAF will comment once the tribunal makes its reasoning public.”

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