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Semenya Will Not Lose Gold Medal

  • By Sean McKeon
  • Published Sep. 8, 2009
South African 800m world champion Caster Semenya. Photo: PhotoRun.net

South African 800m world champion Caster Semenya. Photo: PhotoRun.net

South African 800m women’s world champion has been accused of being a man.

Caster Semenya, the South African 800m world champion, will get to keep her gold medal even if her gender tests proves that she is not a woman. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has said that they will not strip the world champion of her title.

The young South African has been the center of a gender controversy since her win in Berlin. A test has been ordered by the IAAF in order to identify her gender. The results of the test will not be made public due to the fact that it is not a doping case, but rather a medical matter. It looks as though the official results will be delivered to the IAAF and South African federation around September 18th.

For More: BBC Sport

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