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Semenya's gender test marks athletics wake-up call

In the record books South Africa’s Caster Semenya will go down as the woman who was crowned queen of the 800 metres at the 2009 world athletics championships.

But in the coming weeks she faces an arguably tougher challenge as the world awaits the results of tests ordered to prove, or disprove, doubts expressed by athletics’ world ruling body the IAAF over her gender.

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Semenya, a tall, broad-shouldered 18-year-old with boyish looks, showed as much strength of character as leg power last week in Berlin when she powered to gold in the two-lap event…..Read More

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