Fitness & Health, Sport & Exercise Science

Caster Semenya makes succesful return

South African athlete Caster Semenya made a succesful return to competition following her clearance to race as a woman by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

She cruised to victory in her comeback race at the Lappeenranta Games, a low key event in Finland.

The 19-year-old world 800m champion has been out of the sport for 11 months after undergoing gender tests, the results of which will remain confidential.

“The IAAF accepts the conclusion of a panel of medical experts that she can compete with immediate effect,” said a statement from the athletics body.

Our previous posting on this story also contains details of a review published in the June Issue of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) which provides a timely look at the historical context of the debate and aims to discuss relevant physiological and performance aspects of the sex verification process.

Read our previous posting

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