Swiss court bars Caster Semenya from competing after reversing ruling

Swiss court bars Caster Semenya from competing after reversing ruling

- The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has reversed its prior ruling which temporarily suspended the IAAF's regulations while Caster Semenya took the matter on appeal

- Now, the rules will come back into effect

- This means that Semenya will be barred from competing in her preferred category in the World Championships later this year

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A new ruling by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court will prevent Caster Semenya from competing in the World Champions in September.

This comes as the court reversed the previous ruling which had suspended the IAAF's regulations while Semenya appealed the matter with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Reportedly, the ruling was reversed due to a single judge on the tribunal.

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Semenya has since released a statement in which she admits that she is disappointed by the ruling, Briefly.co.za has gathered. However, she says she and her lawyers will continue to fight for her to be able to compete.

In June, the Swiss Supreme Court had temporarily suspended the IAAF's new regulations which would require female athletes to reduce their testosertone levels below a certain threshold in order to compete. According to News24, Semenya refused to lower her testosterone and instead took the ruling on in court.

The IAAF has said that they will not comment on the matter until the Swiss tribunal explains the reasoning behind its decision.

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There were many reactions on social media to the news of the reversal of the court's prior ruling. Many come out in defence of Semenya, while others said they agreed with the court's position.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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