- Caster Semenya will compete in the Paris Diamond League event this weekend
- It will be Semenya’s first race since challenging the IAAF’s controversial new testosterone ruling which is set to for introduction on 1 November
- Semenya has turned to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in an attempt to have the IAAF’s new rules regarding testosterone levels declared unlawful
Caster Semenya will take part in the Paris Diamond League event this weekend. It will be the first time Semenya competes since she challenged the IAAF’s controversial new testosterone ruling which is set to for introduction on 1 November.
Semenya has turned to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in an attempt to have the IAAF’s new rules regarding testosterone levels in female athletes declared unlawful.
The new rules will require Semenya and other female athletes who are classified as ‘hyper-androgynous’ to chemically lower their natural testosterone levels in order to compete.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Semenya feels the new rule is discriminatory and in direct violation of the Olympic Charter and the IAAF’s own constitution.
Athletics South Africa (ASA) has thrown its support behind Semenya and recently told the IAAF that it would support Semenya on the grounds that the rule discriminates against certain female athletes on the basis of natural physical characteristics and/or gender
Sport24.com reported that Semenya will be making her debut in Paris on Saturday, she is one of several high-profile athletes competing in the seventh leg of the Diamond League event.
Semenya has been unbeaten in the 800m event since 2015 when she failed to qualify for the finals of the World Championship in Beijing.
She ran the fastest time of the season in Eugene when she clocked a 1 min 55.92
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