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S.African Gender Row Athlete Semenya Set to Compete Against Women

by Tanya Thomas on July 7, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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 S.African Gender Row Athlete Semenya Set to Compete Against Women

Ending her 11-month exile from competitive racing after the IAAF banned her through a gender test showing her as a hermophrodite, South African star athlete Caster Semenya is set to be cleared to run against women.

The International Association of Athletics Federations and the authorities in South Africa are expected to announce within a few days that the athlete is free to return to the track, ending one of the biggest controversies ever to engulf the sport.

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Semenya, 19, who has not raced since her victory at the World Championships in Berlin last August, could be competing again as early as the World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada, on July 19-25.

The Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October is also likely to be a key target for Semenya's return, The Telegraph reports..

There were unconfirmed media reports last year that her gender test had revealed both male and female characteristics.

Semenya's hopes were raised last month when South Africa's Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile called a news conference in Johannesburg to announce that she had been cleared to run.

Source: ANI
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