The Olympic 800m winner, Semenya recently lost out in a law suit against the body governing athletic thereby allowing it to restrict testosterone levels in female runners.
The South African’s appeal was thrown out by the The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CaS) after it upheld the IAAF’s new measures. However, the Court of Arbitration expressed its reservation over the practical application of the new set of regulations.
Semenya, 28 in response expressed her opinion that she felt the IAAF have always made her a target. The implication for Semenya and others in her position is that while they suffer ‘differences of sexual development (DSD), they are expected to either take medication in order to keep them in track events from 400m to the mile or alternatively opt in for other distance tracks.
According to Semenya, she says that the IAAF had tried to slow her down in the past but that she has received strength to carry on and that the latest CaS decision will not hold her back. She maintained that she is hopeful she will get back to her position and continue to inspire young women and athletes around the globe and in South Africa.