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Caster Semenya 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 - Day Eight
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Caster Semenya Allowed to Compete Again

By Jake on
Caster Semenya is a South African athlete who won the women's 800m race at the World Athletics Championships in 2009. Following her win, her gender was questioned and she decided not to compete again until her gender was verified.The testing, which included psychological, gynecological and endocrine tests. The IAAF, the governing body for track and field, determined that Semenya had androgen insensitivity syndrome. People with this condition appear to be female, but in reality have one X...Read Full Story

Caster Semenya Not Allowed To Race Today

By Deena Bustillo on
Caster Semenya, a South African runner whose gender was questioned after winning a gold medal in August last year at the IAAF World Athletics Championship, has been blocked from competing today, according to the Guardian. Apparently she arrived at a race today in Stellenbosch but organizers would not give her a spot because she had not completed gender verification tests. Semenya, 18, now has quite a bone to pick with the IAAF, but claimed she will be competing this season regardless, and...Read Full Story

Tests Reveal Sprinter Caster Semenya to Be a Hermaphrodite

By JJ Duncan on
South African sprinter Caster Semenya's gender has been the subject of dispute since she annhilated the competition in the 800m foot race in Berlin last month. Now a battery of tests is reported to reveal that Caster Semenya is actually a hermaphrodite with a set of internal testes and no ovaries. Semenya, just 18, has become a hero in South Africa, where the people have embraced her as "our girl." She currently graces the cover of South African You magazine in a dress, make-up and...Read Full Story

Caster Semenya Gets a Magazine Make-Over

By JJ Duncan on
(Getty Images | Inset from You magazine)South African sprinter Caster Semenya has been at the center of an international dispute over her gender, and someone, (maybe her, maybe her handlers, who knows?) decided a magazine make-over might help resolve the issue. Put that runner in some gaudy jewelry and a dress and she's got to be a girl. Right? Caster's photo spread in the South African You magazine features the 18-year-old in more feminine fashions such as a club outfit with leather...Read Full Story

Caster Semenya, World Record Runner, Has Gender Called Into Question

By Jake on
Caster Semenya of South Africa competed in the women's 800 Meters Semi-Final during the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Caster Semenya is facing accusations that she is actually a man.Caster Semenya's best time in the 800 meters is 1:56:72 milliseconds.  Semenya has a strong physical build and has slight facial hair. The IAAF is aware of widespread accusations that "she may actually be a he", and is conducting genetic...Read Full Story
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