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Semenya Criticizes IAAF:”No Proof Testosterone Gives Me Advantage”


○South Africa’s Caster Semenya is adamant that there’s no proof her elevated testosterone levels give her any advantage

○ The sports icon believes that the IAAF has set their sights on her because of her success in the 800-metre races

○ Semenya is appealing the new regulations that seek to force medication on athletes with similar conditions as hers

Caster Semenya is adamant that her elevated testosterone levels fail to give her any edge over her competitors.

Speaking to EWN, the iconic athlete says that she trains hard to enjoy her success on the track:

“I am a hardworking athlete. I train every day. You may not see what I do every day and I cannot disclose it to everyone. My training is my secret weapon.”

Semenya believes that the International Association of Athletics Federation has targeted her because of her massive success in her field.

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The sports star is appealing new regulations the IAAF has put in place, aiming to force athletes like her to take medication to reduce their testosterone levels.

The double Olympic gold medallist is convinced that the IAAF had become obsessed with slowing her down:

“How I perform draws attention from people. Such people like those you mentioned, who I cannot mention, think I have an advantage. There’s no such thing. If you want to get rid of a human being, you tell them that instead of going around to collect data on their physique.”



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