Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
21 Aug 2021
8:55 am

Semenya given another reason to keep her battle going

Wesley Botton

A correction has been made by scientists who published original evidence used by World Athletics to defend its decision to ban DSD athletes.

Caster Semenya, who was barred from the Olympics, has good reason to keep fighting for her place in the athletics world. Picture: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images

Having already missed the Tokyo Olympics, Caster Semenya has admitted that she might no longer be fighting for her own career. At the age of 30, the reality is that the three-time world champion will probably be past her prime if she is eventually given the green light to return to the track in the 800m event. Semenya, however, understands that her case will go a long way in setting a precedent, and she hopes the stand she is making against rules which restrict athletes with differences of sexual development (DSD) will help pave the way for future generations. While...