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Caster Semenya wins court ruling against IAAF

Caster Semenya has won a major victory against last month’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling which threatened to stop her from competing with other women on the tracks.

The Olympic gold winner’s lawyers have announced that the Swiss Federal Supreme Court has suspended the implementation of the IAAF’s regulations for athletes with “differences of sex development” with regards to the runner.

The suspension is valid until Semenya’s appeal against the rules has been finalised.

Semenya’s lawyer spoke to 702 South Africa’s Talk Radio on Monday afternoon.

This means Semenya will be able to run any race she would have usually run without taking medication to lower her testosterone levels.

Last month the Court of Arbitration for Sport denied Caster’s appeal over measures imposed by the IAAF that compel “hyperandrogenic” athletes to lower their testosterone levels if they wish to compete as women.

Semenya said, “I am thankful to the Swiss judges for this decision, I hope that following my appeal I will once again be able to run free”.

The IAAF has until 25 June to respond to the application of Semenya.

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