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South African athlete Caster Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

The South African athlete will not be able to defend her 800-meters title at the world championships in September after the Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a ruling that temporarily lifted testosterone regulations imposed on her. 

Aug 15, 2019, 20:39 PM IST

Olympic chief Thomas Bach sympathises with Caster Semenya, respects CAS decision

Semenya won gold in the 800 metres at the last two Olympics but Wednesday`s CAS ruling means she will have to artificially reduce her levels of the hormone to defend her titles in Tokyo next year.

May 04, 2019, 17:04 PM IST

Double Olympic 800-metres champion Caster Semenya says she is ''no threat'' to women's sport

Semenya also sought to differentiate her case from those of transgender athletes who were formerly male but have now entered the female sporting arena.

May 02, 2019, 18:13 PM IST

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya to run in Doha as storm rages over new IAAF rules

Semenya, who has spent years trying to get the new IAAF regulations thrown out, will compete at the Diamond League meeting in Doha against 2016 Olympic silver medallist Francine Niyonsaba - who recently revealed she had similar difference in sexual development (DSD) characteristics to the South African.

May 02, 2019, 15:51 PM IST

CAS dismisses Caster Semenya appeal over IAAF testosterone regulations

It means that Semenya and other affected athletes hoping to compete at the World Championships in Doha in September would have to start taking medication to lower their testosterone level to below the required five (5) nmol/L within one week.

May 01, 2019, 15:57 PM IST

Caster Semenya wins 1,500 metres gold at South African championships

Semenya won in 4:13.59, 16 seconds ahead of second-placed Carmie Prinsloo in a typically dominant display that was still some way off her personal best.

Apr 27, 2019, 16:19 PM IST

Caster Semenya gets Van Niekerk backing as she targets longer distance

Semenya has sprung a surprise at the on-going South African Athletics Championships though, ditching the 800 metres and instead competing over 1,500 and 5,000-metres - the latter one would not require her to medically lower her testosterone level.

Apr 26, 2019, 16:36 PM IST

Paula Radcliffe warns Caster Semenya verdict could be death of women's sport

Radcliffe said it would be "naive" to think that countries would not actively start cherry-picking girls with hyperandrogenism and forcing them into the sport.

Apr 19, 2019, 18:33 PM IST

Double Olympic 800-metres champion Caster Semenya says 'no threat' to women's sport

The Court had been due to announce its decision on Tuesday but has postponed it until late April.

Mar 27, 2019, 17:50 PM IST

UN-backed Caster Semenya optimistic of CAS success in battle with IAAF

The resolution was co-sponsored by Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burundi, India, Iceland and Canada.

Mar 23, 2019, 19:59 PM IST

CAS delays decision on Caster Semenya's appeal hearing against IAAF

South African 800-metres double Olympic champion Semenya is seeking to overturn a new set of IAAF regulations that are aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes.

Mar 22, 2019, 07:50 AM IST

Caster Semenya athletics testosterone drama angers South Africa

Anger is mounting in South Africa over new athletics rules prescribing maximum testosterone levels in female competitors widely seen as targeting the country's Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

May 04, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

South Africa to fight testosterone rule over Caster Semenya

South Africa's athletics federation on Thursday said it would challenge new rules governing female athletes' testosterone levels, which affect the nation's Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

May 03, 2018, 22:44 PM IST

'Proud' Semenya back on track after IAAF rule change

The South African, the double Olympic 800 metres champion, will race in the 1500m in the opening of the IAAF's elite 14-meet competition. It will be her first outing since the rule changes were announced.

May 03, 2018, 12:46 PM IST

Eight international stars to watch at 2018 Commonwealth Games

English swimmer Adam Peaty and Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake will be among the world-class competitors in action when the Commonwealth Games begin next week in Australia's Gold Coast.

Apr 02, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

World Athletics Championships: Caster Semenya eases through 800m heats, Maryna Arzamasova out

South African Semenya, last beaten at the World Championships semi-final in Beijing two years ago, was third going into the final straight and eased past Rose Mary Almanza and Natoya Goule to win in 2:01.33.

Aug 11, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

Rio Olympic champion Caster Semenya bowled over by MS Dhoni's inspirational journey

Semenya, who had won silver medals in 2011 and 2012 World Championships, tweeted this message after watching Mahi's biopic.

May 06, 2017, 13:22 PM IST

Upgraded to 800m Olympic gold, but Caster Semenya isn't elated

Semenya finished second behind the Russian in both Daegu in 2011 and London 2012 and is now set to become a double Olympic champion after her victory in Rio 2016

Feb 12, 2017, 20:38 PM IST

Dutee Chand eyes Olympics after gender ruling

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand said Tuesday she was "super excited" about returning to athletics after a landmark ruling on the validity of so-called gender tests.

Jul 28, 2015, 14:29 PM IST

SEA Games: Gender protest over Indonesian volleyball player

The Philippines demanded SEA Games organisers carry out a gender test on an Indonesian women`s volleyball player on Tuesday, risking a storm of controversy.

Jun 09, 2015, 17:49 PM IST