Caster Semenya: Double Olympic champion competes in first race in more than six months


Caster Semenya has received two Olympic titles and three world titles over 800m

Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya competed in her first notice assembly since June with victory within the 300m in Johannesburg.

The South African received her scoot in a national document of 36.78 seconds.

The 29-yr-veteran is presently unable to compete in events between 400m and a mile with out taking testosterone-reducing tablets following a rule swap by World Athletics.

“Be conscious and field, you might perhaps perhaps perhaps aloof see my face,” acknowledged Semenya.

“That is all I’m in a position to insist for now.”

Semenya missed out on the likelihood to defend her world 800m title in Doha closing yr havingfailed in her insist to end the governing physique’s rule swap.

World Athletics argued feminine athletes with variations of sexual constructing (DSD) – such because the South African – possess “a aggressive encourage”.

If Semenya does engage to target the 200m on the Tokyo Olympics – an match she would be authorized to compete in – then she would possess to scoot a qualifying time of 22.80 secs. Her present most effective is 24.26s.

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