Unjust‚ sexist and dehumanising. That is how Parliament’s presiding officers on Sunday described regulations passed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that will “stifle” Caster Semenya’s reign as a champion athlete.
Semenya is the reigning world and Olympic 800m champion.
Top international athletes have rallied to Semenya’s cause against the new rules to compel women athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone to take medication to reduce them‚ the Sunday Times reported.
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