Caster Semenya's Latest Set Back

Caster Semenya's Latest Set Back

Aug 01, 2019, 10:20 AM

Caster Semenya, the double olympic champion has had another set back yet again. It has been officially reported that Caster will not be allowed to compete in women's events at the upcoming Athletics World Championships in Doha.

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The law was actually passed earlier this year, but after Caster took the IAAF to the Court of Arbitration for Court, the international sporting body lifted her ban until the rules could be clarified. This means that Caster will not be defending her world title at the same event (due to the IAAF's pending rule) which will see her banned from competing in women's events unless she takes drugs to suppress the levels of testosterone in her body.

This week Caster has yet again been hit with another hurdle. The Olympic-Gold-winning athlete was once again barred from competing.

Caster's PR team has since responded to the matter. Read more here.

Caster expressed her disappointment at the ruling, but revealed that she will still be fighting to see justice served.

While the IAAF maintains that they are trying to make athletics a fairer sport, the truth appears to lie closer to them wanting women to look, act and perform within certain boundaries. The sporting body has a history of making life difficult for women who did not fit the "norm" for "what a woman should look like" and Caster appears to be the latest victim.

Let's hope that Caster finally gets the justice she deserves and continues to pursue her dreams.

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Brilliant Mabhena

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