Caster Semenya’s coach says the 800-meter world champion is free to
compete internationally despite an ongoing gender investigation
Michael Seme says he does not have details but learned from
Semenya’s lawyers that she can compete. Her lawyer, Greg Nott, was not
immediately available to comment.
IAAF spokesman Nick Davies says “we are still in the same position as
before – no official IAAF comment until we have finished the inquiry.”
Davies said he couldn’t say how long the inquiry will take.
Hours before the 800 final, the IAAF said it had ordered gender
tests to be conducted because of Semenya’s muscular build and rapid
improvement in times. Her future as a runner has been in doubt since.