Caster Semenya won't run in Diamond League following IAAF ruling

Caster Semenya won't run in Diamond League following IAAF ruling

- Caster Semenya will not be racing in the upcoming Diamond League

- This follows the IAAF's ruling concerning testosterone levels in female athletes

- The ruling mandates that female atheletes with testosterone levels above a certain limit must take testosterone suppressants

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Caster Semenya will not be competing in the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm later this month.

This comes after Semenya lost her appeal regarding the IAAF's ruling concerning testosterone levels in women's athletics. 

The organisers of the event confirmed this week that Semenya would not be racing.

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Semenya last competed in Doha earlier this month, where she won the 800m race. 

The Court of Arbitration for Sport's ruling on May 1 regarding Semenya's appeal has sparked conversations across the sporting world.

The ruling means that female athelets with testoserone levels above a certain threshold will have to take testosterone suppressants in order to compete in women's events, according to eNCA.

The ruling came into effect from May 8 and will apply to all events from the 400m to the mile, as well as the hepathlon. 

A spokesperson for Diamond League said that athletes who are found to not comply with the ruling will be disqualified and could forfeit their medals or any points they may have won, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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In addition to Semenya, the ruling will affect several top female athletes, including Francine Niyonsaba and Margaret Nyareira Wambui.

The South African government, however, does not consider the matter settled and has said that it will be appealing the ruling.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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