Caster Semenya was told to compete against men


Caster Semenya has been told by The International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) that she can take part in competitions against men. After telling the South African athlete—who has naturally high testosterone levels—that she can no longer run in women’s races between 400m and one mile, the IAAF has followed up with a list of events Semenya is able to compete in. In a letter to the World Medical Association (WMA) seen by South Africa’s TimesLIVE, officials said that Semenya is entitled to complete in any women’s discipline “other than track events between 400m and a mile.” Under the regulations, women with a so-called difference of sexual development (DSD) will be forced to take hormones for at least six months before competing in order to alter their biology. Semenya rejected this offer, saying that she is a female and wants to compete as a female.


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