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Caster Semenya returns home to a hero’s welcome
  • August 27th, 2009

Looking shy and awkward under the glare of media attention, South African runner Caster Semenya returned home Tuesday amid questions about her gender after her stunning 800-meter win at the world championships.

Semenya stated she was unconcerned about the test or the rumours and that she considered boycotting the medal ceremony as a result.

Reaction in South Africa towards the IAAF’s actions has been mainly negative, and a number of athletes, including retired sprinter Michael Johnson, have also criticised the organization.

The head of Athletics South Africa and Semenya’s family dismissed the speculation, and the IAAF explained they do not suspect cheating but wanted to determine if she has a “rare medical condition” giving her an unfair advantage


Posted by Uncle Sha.
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