×
NCAA Cross Country Championships / New York City Marathon / Berlin Marathon / Diamond League / World Championships Doha /

• Caster Semenya Can Compete in Any Event After Swiss Court Ruling

Article source: Athletics


Caster Semenya, the 800m Olymipic champion is cleared to compete in any distance after a Swiss Court suspended the IAAF ruling that prevented her from racing the 800m.

“The court today ordered the IAAF to suspend immediately the implementation of the regulation with regard to Caster and has given the IAAF until the 25th of June to respond to the suspense of effect,” Semenya’s lawyer Greg Nott to a 707 South African radio station on Monday.

"We brought an application for suspension of the regulations which today we learnt was successful."

"The Swiss Supreme Court has granted welcome temporatry protection to Caster Semenya. This is an important case that will have fundamental implications to human rights of female athletes." Swiss counsel Dr. Dorothee Schramm said.

"I hope following my appeal I will once again be able to run free," Semenya said.

"I am thankful to the Swiss judges for this decision." 

The Swiss Court rulling means that Caster Semenya who was affected by the 'Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification for athletes with differences of sex development',  will not need to take testosterone-reducing medication to compete.

The IAAF ruling would have affected women competing from 400m to the mile.

Last month the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected Semenya’s appeal of the IAAF testosterone regulations. 

Semenya, didn't race the 800m at last week's Stockholm Diamond League because she has said she will not take medication to lower her testosterone levels.



What’s your Bet for the European Cross Country Championships? 07 December 2019
What’s your Bet for the European Cross Country Championships?
More than 600 athletes will compete in Lisbon, Portugal for a chance to get ahead on the SPAR European Cross Country Championships. The European Cross Country Championships...
Pacemaker Reuben Kipyego Takes Surprise Win at Abu Dhabi Marathon with 2:04:40 06 December 2019
Pacemaker Reuben Kipyego Takes Surprise Win at Abu Dhabi Marathon with 2:04:40
Kenyans Reuben Kipyego and Vivian Kiplagat won the 2019 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon on Friday morning. The 23-year-old Kipyego made some history in Abu Dhabi starting the race as...
Roza Dereje Runs 8th Fastest Marathon in History in Valencia 01 December 2019
Roza Dereje Runs 8th Fastest Marathon in History in Valencia
Ethiopian Roza Dereje clocked an impressive 2:18:30 to win women's division at the 2019 Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso on Sunday. See results here In the...
Joshua Cheptegei Breaks World 10km Record With 26:38 in Valencia 01 December 2019
Joshua Cheptegei Breaks World 10km Record With 26:38 in Valencia
Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei smashed the World 10km record in Valencia on Sunday (1). Watch the full race here This year's World champion in 10000m and cross country concluded...
Results: Fukuoka International Marathon 2019 01 December 2019
Results: Fukuoka International Marathon 2019
Results: 2019 Fukuoka International Marathon - Sunday, December 1. Search full results here 1 El Mahjoub Dazza Morocco 2:07:10 2 FUJIMOTO...
Valencia Marathon Aspires to be one of the World’s Top Five Fastest Circuits 30 November 2019
Valencia Marathon Aspires to be one of the World’s Top Five Fastest Circuits
One of the last marathons of the year, the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP 2019 includes participation of elite runners to position itself in top five of the fastest in...
Latest Videos
Past Headlines Latest Results Upcoming Events
Watch Athletics
©2019 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.