South African Semenya Loses Appeal Against IAAF's DSD Rule
Switzerland's Federal Court has withheld an IAAF's decision that prevents South African athlete Caster Semenya from competing in 800 meter track events without taking testosterone - reducing medication. That was reported by some media on July 30, 2019. Caster Semenya had appealed to the court, against the IAAF's decision.
The IAAF's decision was an application of its rule that requires all athletes with differences in sexual development alias DSD to reduce their testosterone through medication to a specified level, at least six months before competing in a distance of 400 meters up to a mile.
Because of the court ruling, Caster Semenya will not be eligible to compete in 800 meters in the forthcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships in September 2019. The championships will be held in Doha, Qatar.
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