WELCOME TO NAIJAFINIX.COM


Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

ADVERTISE HERE

ADVERTISE HERE

Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion

World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to challenge “unfair” rules affecting some female athletes.

Athletics’ governing body the IAAF has ruled some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men, or change events, unless they take medication.

Semenya will fight the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

“It is not fair. I just want to run naturally, the way I was born,” said the 27-year-old South African.

“I am Mokgadi Caster Semenya. I am a woman and I am fast.”

The rule, which comes into force on 1 November, applies to women who race in track events from 400m up to the mile.

Semenya, a two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion, has previously been asked to undertake gender testing by athletics chiefs, but no results have ever officially been made public.

Testosterone is a hormone that increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance.

Lawyers Norton Rose Fulbright will lead Semenya’s legal challenge, which is scheduled to take place in Lausanne on Monday.

They said: “Ms Semenya, like all athletes, is entitled to compete the way she was born without being obliged to alter her body by any medical means.”

 

ADVERTISE HERE
Do you find Naijafinix Blog Useful??

Click Here for Feedback and 5-Star Rating!

CLICK HERE TO COMMENT ON THIS POST

Share post on:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

"Funniest Video:- De Jones Entertainment"

 

SEE MORE AMAZING VIDEOS

Follow Us on Social Media:

UPLOAD & PROMOTE YOUR SONGS HERE
CALL ONLY:- +2349043027824
CLICK HERE TO REQUEST ANY SONG
 

NAIJAFINIX TOP 10 SONGS

" Overdose"
Mavins

"Buga"
Kizz Daniel Ft Tekno

"Woman"
Omah Lay

"Sugarcane (Remix)"
Camidoh

"Stand Strong"
Davido The Samples

"Loving You"
Zinoleesky

"Palazzo"
DJ Spinall Ft Asake

"Kilometer Remix"
BNXN (Buju) Ft Zinoleesky

"Kolomental"
Victony

"O’dun"
Naira Marley Ft. Zinoleesky
For Any Song of Your Choice CLICK HERE

GO BACK TO THE TOP