Margaret Nyairera pleads for Kenya to support her like SA has Castor

Margaret Nyairera pleads for Kenya to support her like SA has Castor

- Margaret Nyairera stands by Castor Semenya against the OAAF ruling

- The Kenyan 800m Olympics Bronze medalist fears that her career could be over too

- The IAAF ruling has Margaret and Castor in a tough and unfair position

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Margaret Nyairera wants Kenyans to join in the battle to stop the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from forcing Athletes with high testosterone levels to take medication.

The Kenyan 800m Olympics Bronze medalist fears her career could be over if the IAAF is allowed to impose the law on Athletes with elevated hormone levels from competing.

Briefly.co.za learnt that the IAAF has already told South African and two time Olympic champion Caster Semenya to adhere to the decision or climb up the distance if she still wants to compete as a woman.

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Margaret Nyairera: 800m athlete urges Kenya to defend her like South Africa does Castor Semenya

The Kenya 800m Olympics Bronze medalist fears her career could be over if the IAAF is allowed to impose the law on Athletes with elevated hormone levels from competing.

In a show of defiant support for her track rival-Semenya, Nyairera termed the move as discriminatory.

"The world of athletics is faced with pure discrimination!" she said.

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Margaret Nyairera: 800m athlete urges Kenya to defend her like South Africa does Castor Semenya

In a show of defiant support for her track rival-Semenya, Nyairera termed the move as discriminatory.

The Kenyan athlete is among the three female Kenyan Athletes whose blood tests during the World Relay Championship in Japan revealed a high level of the primary male sex hormone.

She now wants Kenyans to emulate South Africa by backing three local female runners that include herself, Maximilla Imali and Evangeline Makena.

Nyairera has made it clear that she will not be forced to take drugs, stressing her condition is not a sickness of sorts.

"I think South Africa is the only country affected by testosterone issue since it's the only country supporting their own Caster Semenya,
"Unfortunately, my motherland country #Kenya got no utterance on this issue despite the fact that it has over two athletes affected by this issue,"Nyairera tweeted.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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