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.

“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

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