- South African Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, has boldly stated that she will not be taking testosterone-regulating medication
- This statement follows the Court of Arbitration for Sport recent ruling that Semenya would have to take hormone suppressants if she wished to continue her sporting career
- After the ruling, Semenya made SA proud once again when she won her 30th consecutive race in Doha
South African star runner and Olympic gold medalist, Caster Semenya, has proven yet again that actions speak louder than words, with an epic win at the Doha Diamond League meeting.
The win is particularly significant as it follows the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to side with the IAAF in the ruling which aims to force female athletes to regulate testosterone levels.
Semenya has said “hell no” to taking hormone-regulating medication and will be appealing the court’s decision, eNCA reported.
"I don't know what will happen next. But no-one should tell me what to do, if people want to stop me from doing something that's their problem, not mine," Semenya told the world.
Right after the court made the ruling in favour of the IAAF; Semenya showed once again that she truly is the queen of the track, in an amazing win at the Doha Diamond League 800m meeting.
Semenya clocked her win in a monumental 1 minute 54.98 seconds.
Briefly.co.za gathered that, sadly, this win may be Semenya’s last, as the sports star hinted at an early retirement after being told she may be forced to take medication in order to continue.
President of Athletics South Africa, Aleck Skhosana, reiterated Semenya’s statement that “actions speak louder than words”:
"We are excited that Caster has done what she is known for ... despite all the challenges that she is facing.”
"We encourage her to stay focused and do what she does best - which is to run and conquer the world," Skhosana added
See Semenya’s epic Diamond League win here:
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