Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

External news

S. African track boss says he didn’t know of Semenya gender test

Athletics South Africa’s President Leonard Chuene denied that he knew of any gender tests carried out on female runner Caster Semenya before she travelled to the World Championships last month.

Chuene was aware that Semenya underwent the tests, the Johannesburg-based Mail & Guardian said, citing an e-mail sent by the team doctor, Harold Adams, to the team manager, Molatelo Malehopo, and copied to Chuene.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“It’s all wrong as far as I am concerned,” Chuene said when called on his mobile phone by Bloomberg news.

Semenya, 18, won the gold metal in the 800-meter race in the fastest time for a female athlete this year at the track and field world championships in Berlin on Aug. 19. Hours before the race, the International Association of Athletics Federations said it had requested her to undergo gender tests following a dramatic improvement in her times this year….Read More

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.