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Caster Semenya all woman!

Running sensation, Caster Semenya, is a woman!

Running sensation, Caster Semenya, is a woman!

     Enough already.  Lets leave this young woman alone.  After a spectacular performance in the 800m in Berlin at the World Championship final, South African runner Caster Semenya’s gender was called into question. After all, she not only performed exceptionally well, but she didn’t look much like a woman. The controversy can now be laid to rest, as testing shows that her testosterone levels were found to be higher than normal, but still within the range that will allow her to continue to participate in women’s races.

Sources within the Athletics South Africa organization said that she was tested three years ago. Semenya had reportedly taken a standard urine test, which is taken by all athletes, instead of a gender verification test to make sure that she was eligible to compete.

Sources stated:   “She was tested three years ago when she started competing and it was found that she is a woman. She may have rather high levels of male hormones but she is definitely a woman.”

August 28, 2009 - Posted by | Editorial, Events | , , , , ,


  1. Glad they have finished and confirmed her gender.Congratulations!! Caster way to run…Fast

    Comment by Lorraine | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. How does a woman, naturally, have 3x the amount of testorone considered normal???

    Comment by Jaclynn | September 3, 2009 | Reply

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