Caster Semenya to take pills to reduce testosterone levels

Caster Semenya faces new classification after IAAF ruling

CAS told the IAAF that the rule would be shelved until it could prove that there was a clear difference between male and female testosterone levels and an advantage.

This would mean two things for Caster Semenya, she can either use hormonal therapy if her levels are above the required limit or she can change the distances which she runs.

The IAAF‚ the governing body of world athletics‚ is piloting new eligibility regulations for a separate female classification to be known as an Athlete with Differences of Sexual Development (or DSDs)‚ which will directly impact on Semenya.

This will include hurdles races, 800m, 1500m, one-mile races and combined events over the same distances.

In recent years, IAAF president Seb Coe has been vocal about reinstating the the rule to try and ensure "a level playing field". "We want to state very clearly that we support all our athletes who may be affected by this new ruling", they added. No female would have serum levels of natural testosterone at 5 nmol/L or above unless they have DSD or a tumour.

These new regulations, approved by the IAAF Council in March, will come into effect from November 1, 2018, and replace the previous Regulations Governing Eligibility of Females with Hyperandrogenism to Compete in women's competition, which no longer apply anywhere in the sport. She has also won two Olympic gold medals in the 800 meter event.


The court ruled then that the IAAF had not sufficiently quantified the performance advantage gained by athletes with raised testosterone levels.

"Not only Dutee, other Indian athletes may benefit". The new regulations would not affect her events, the 100 and 200 meters. Caster has been subjected to vicious attack and the ANCWL will unapologetically defend her against this attacks even when are smuggled through back door as laws by IAAF. No athlete will be forced to undergo surgery.

Literally Mario argued: "This has nothing to do with the colour of her skin, this is a debate on what to do with intersexed athletes, who have 3 times as much testosterone as normal women".

Much of the debate about female athletes and hyperandrogenism has focused on Semenya, victor of the 800 meters at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Semenya won gold in the same event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and has lowered her personal best to 1:55.16, which has her knocking on the door of Jarmila Kratochvílová's 1:53.28 world record.

The party said the regulations infringed on the human rights of athletes, which they say mainly targeted those in East Europe, Asia and those on the African continent.

I am sure it will have implications on other sports and they will follow suit.

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