Caster Semenya is continuing its fight to continue against the controversial testosteronbeleid of the IAAF. The South African has on Wednesday when a court in Switzerland has lodged an appeal against the ruling of the CAS, that the new rules of the IAAF recently approved.
The international athletics federation obliged female athletes with naturally high values of the strength hormone testosterone drugs to which values to suppress.
The league would therefore be fairer. The rules apply to distances from 400 yards to 1 English mile, so also in the 800 metres in which Semenya two-time olympic champion.
Semenya, who have naturally high testosterone levels, refuse to take drugs, making them of the IAAF since 8 may not participate in competitions on the medium distances.
“I am a woman and an athlete of world class. The IAAF can me not drugging me or take away to be who I am,” she said Wednesday in a brief statement.
Semenya showed hardly any emotion after her last 800 metres. ()
Semenya is not going to stop
Semenya won early last month in the Diamond League races in Doha in her last 800 metres. She broke with a time of 1.54,99 the seizoensrecord, but showed after the end of the race hardly any emotion.
The 28-year-old world champions showed when at a busy press conference to know that they have no intention to quit as an athlete and in september back to wanting to turn in Doha, where the world cup is held.
“It is up to God. He has my life. God my life will end. God has my career to be determined and will also end. No man can let me stop running,” she told him.
“How can I stop on my 28th? I feel still young and energetic. I still have ten years to go in this sport. I want to continue to do what I do best, and that is running.”