Olympic Champion Says Interview Comments Open ‘Old Wounds’

Caster Semenya is challenging rules that would require lowering high levels of natural testosterone in some female athletes through medication or surgery before they can compete in top-class races.

  • Published 27 March 2019

Caster Semenya accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening "old wounds" in an Australian newspaper interview, where he said the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion and other female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to "the sanctity of fair competition." In a statement released Wednesday in response, Semenya's lawyers said Coe's comments and the Daily Telegraph's "distorted" reporting — the newspaper referred to the South Africa runner as "muscle-packed" and "unbeatable"… Read at AP News