Semenya loses appeal to set aside CAF testosterone rule

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Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has lost her appeal to set aside a 2019 court of Arbitration ruling that female athletes with high natural testosterone levels must take drugs to suppress it.

The South African is however not giving up yet, as she has indicated that she may continue her battle at the European and Domestic courts ahead of the Olympics in Tokyo.

The new rule applies to female athletes taking part in 400m to one-mile races.

Some competitors have said that women with higher testosterone have an unfair advantage because the hormone increases muscle mass, strength and Haemoglobin which affects endurance.




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