“I am very disappointed, I don’t feel even like going on with the training because you don’t know what you are training for,” she told AFP. The new IAAF rules took effect on May 8 after South Africa’s two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya lost a legal challenge against them. For about a decade Semenya has been the symbol of a furious debate worldwide about questions of gender, women with elevated testosterone, and physical advantage. “Why, when you have a high level of testosterone in men, you are likely to perform well and we celebrate that? “This has been a simmering issue especially with our very own athletes having complained about running with these women with excess testosterone,” he said.
Source: Egypt Independent May 16, 2019 09:11 UTC