Semenya "ready to fight against a court decision"

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Semenya "ready to fight against a court decision"

Lawyer for South African athlete Caster Semeny said she was "ready to fight" after losing her appeal in Switzerland last month against restricting testosterone levels among female runners, the agency reports. AFP press.

Semenya is not allowed to compete in events between 400m and one mile without taking testosterone-lowering drugs, following a rule change in 2019 by the governing body World Athletics.

Lawyer Gregory Nott told AFP the runner was ready to go to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the ban. This process could take a few months, he added.

The athletics governing body has instituted a rule that athletes with Differences in Sexual Development (DSD) like Semenya must either take medication to compete in 400m-per-mile track events or change distance.

Athletes with DSD have higher levels of natural testosterone, which World Athletics says gives them a competitive edge.

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