Caster Semenya to learn if she has won appeal against IAAF rules on natural high


Caster Semenya to find out on Wednesday if she’s won appeal against IAAF rules on high testosterone levels

  • Court of Arbitration for Sport will announce ruling on Caster Semenya’s appeal 
  • Semenya is appealing IAAF’s rules to curb high natural testosterone levels 
  • The decision will be formally announced on Wednesday afternoon 

Caster Semenya will find out Wednesday if she has won her appeal against IAAF rules to curb female runners’ high natural levels of testosterone.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will announce the ruling at noon in Switzerland.

The ruling by a panel of three judges comes after more than two months following a five-day hearing in Lausanne.

Caster Semenya is appealing the IAAF's rules on high natural testosterone levels in athletes

Caster Semenya is appealing the IAAF’s rules on high natural testosterone levels in athletes

Semenya, a two-time Olympic champion in the 800m, and South Africa’s track federation challenged the IAAF’s proposed rules for women with “differences of sexual development (DSD),” which are on hold during the case.

Track and field’s governing body believes female runners with high testosterone levels have an unfair advantage in events from 400m to the mile. 

It wants athletes to suppress their levels by surgery or medication to be eligible for top-tier international races.

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