Alex Blaze

Caster Semenya is competing internationally again

Filed By Alex Blaze | July 11, 2010 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Caster Semenya, run, south africa, sport, track

Caster's back:

caster-semenya_1465588c.jpg"She is really looking forward to the competition but is not expecting anything great," her manager Jukka Harkonen said Thursday. "She's in the middle of her training right now, but needs the experience of competing again."

Semenya, who has not raced competitively since winning the 800-meter world title in Berlin in August 2009, was cleared to return Tuesday by the International Association of Athletics Federations. That ended an 11-month stalemate over her status following gender verification tests and means she can continue running as a woman.

Good for her. She's been out of the sport for long enough, for something that should have never disqualified her in the first place.

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I agree, Alex. It was disgraceful of IAAF to permit this move against her...let alone take so long to "settle" the matter.

I feel for her. This entire situation has had to have played hell with her self esteme.

I am still amazed that the IAAF couldn't even play by its own rules in this matter.

I just hope she can put this behind her and live a full and happy life.

They should have let her compete, and if the tests came out against her, overturn the results, but, she is a woman. She might be intersex, but she's not known this untill the tests came out. This situation was handled very badly from start to finish

Congrats to Semenya. They're just jealous that she's a better athlete.