Caster Semenya is not ashamed of being “different”

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya says she is “not going to be ashamed” of being “different”, and will “fight for what is right” amid her ongoing dispute with athletics authorities.

The  32  year  old  Semenya  who   was born with differences of sexual development dsd and cannot compete in female track events without taking testosterone-reducing drugs.

The south African wants to hold World Athletics to account for what she says is discrimination against athletes with hyperandrogenism.

She  recently said she is turning her attention to “winning battles against the authorities” rather than collecting medals, with competing at the Paris 2024 Olympics no longer a goal.

Hyperandrogenism is a medical condition characterized by higher than usual levels of testosterone, a hormone that increases muscle mass and strength.

Under regulations introduced in 2018, athletes with DSD were only allowed to compete in female track events between 400m and the mile if they reduced their testosterone levels.

In march, world athletics ruled that DSD athletes must now have hormone-suppressing treatment for six months before being eligible to compete in all female events.


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