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South Africa track boss hits back at coach Daniels

Fiery Athletics SA president Leonard Chuene yesterday fired back at former national athletics coach Wilfred Daniels — who resigned following the controversy surrounding Caster Semenya’s gender debacle — and said his decision to quit was nothing but an attempt to hog the limelight from the gold medal- winning teenager.

Daniels told Business Day yesterday he elected to quit after Athletics SA’s failure to protect Semenya from the baying international media following a revelation at the world championships in Berlin last month that gender tests were carried out on the teenager amid fears she should not be allowed to run as a woman.

"He must not turn himself into some kind of hero and take the limelight from the poor girl," the forthright Chuene said.

"I asked him to tell me what it is exactly that we were suppose to do that we did not do. He could not come up with a straight answer because he knows this is an allegation that is not tangible. When you are running somebody else’s agenda, you cannot answer that question."……Read More

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