Caster Semenya has the fastest time in the world this year.
Reports are surfacing that South African 800m runner Caster Semenya has been forced to undergo a gender test to see if she is in fact a woman. The young South African has run the fastsest time in the world this year, 1:56.72. She easily won the women’s 800m final at the world championships in Berlin, Germany.
If her test proves she is not a female she will be disqualified from the competition. The issue at hand is a true gender test is very complicated and can take a long time to produce results.
For a more in depth look at the issues here please check out The Science of Sport blog linked below, they are actually scientists and can explain the issues far better than I ever could.
For More: The Science of Sport