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Semenya uses the last starting opportunity in front of testosterone-rule

The South African Sprinter Caster Semenya starts in Doha. That would be, in principle, no Surprise, finally, will be opened in Qatar, the Diamond League season, as the best distance runner can't be missing over the middle distances of the last few years. That is now definitely on the list, surprised.

On Wednesday, the court of arbitration for sport CAS ruled against the 28-year-old runner. Thus, it is clear that Semenya has to lower your testosterone value in the future, on 5 Nanomol per Liter of blood. Semenya is intersex, and their dominance over the 800 meters has always been guided back to their high values. These discussions of International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) in which he introduced this limit of five Nanomol.

The race in Doha will be for Semenya and other affected athletes to be the last option to start with your normal testosterone value. The rule, the IAAF announced after the verdict, occurs only at the 8. May be in force. The 800-Meter-runners start on Friday, shortly after 19.00 CET.

Association is studying the appeal

Meanwhile, the South African athletics Federation (ASA) has responded to the CAS verdict. He checks to pull the case to the Federal Supreme court. It was "totally shocked about how an Institution can approve with as high profile as the CAS discrimination, without batting an eyelash," said the Association's decision. An appeal against the decision in respect of the testosterone-limits for women must be made within 30 days of the next higher instance, the Federal court in Lausanne. Semenya yourself to remain at 30 days, the decision of the CAS in front of the Federal court challenge. So far it is open, however, whether she pulls this step into consideration. (mro)

Created: 02.05.2019, 14:19 PM

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