Organisers says two-time Olympic champion ‘unable to organise her schedule’PARIS: Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will not run her specialist 800m distance at Rabat on Sunday despite having received an invitation to do so, in the latest twist of her bitter court battle over gender rules. “She received an invitation but is unable to organise her schedule to come to Rabat,” organiser Alain Blondel told AFP. Organisers of the Morocco event had initially refused to allow the South African to take part but on Friday they “confirmed her invitation”. “No woman should be subjected to these rules,” Semenya said in a statement Thursday, adding she had “thought hard about not running the 800m in solidarity unless all women can run free. But I will run now to show the IAAF that they cannot drug us”.
Source: The Express Tribune June 15, 2019 10:52 UTC