South Africa’s gold medalist Caster Semenya and other female athletes can complete freely in 400m, 800m and 1,500m race as the IAAF’s Caster Semenya ruling suspended temporarily.
Caster Semenya appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to allow the IAAF to implement its policy to regulate female athlete’s testosterone level medical if they are above a certain level.
On Monday the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has ordered the international athletics body IAAF to suspend it female eligibility regulations with immediate effect while Caster Semenya appeal is pending.
This means Caster Semenya and the other female athletes that were affect by the IAAF’s regulation can now compete in any distances they choose.
Caster Semenya is signed to run in the 3,000m race at the US Diamond League meet in Stanford on the 30th of June.
The decision may not be permanent as of now however many do feel as this is a step in the right direction for Caster Semenya to be allowed to race in any female distance in which she chooses without being subjected to taking medication.
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