Semenya Keeps Gold Medal

Nov 19, 2009
Outside Magazine

Caster Semenya will get to keep her gold medal in the 800-meter from this year's Track and Field World Championships in Berlin, says USA Today.  The International Association of Athletics Federations ordered gender tests on the South African runner before the 800 final because of Semenya's muscular build and astonishing improvement in times. The South African Sports Ministry said today that Semenya will get to keep both her medal and prize money, and that the results of the gender tests will be kept confidential.

--Dave Costello

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