Caster Semenya will be unable to defend her Olympic 800-metre title after the Swiss supreme court dismissed her appeal against being forced to lower levels of naturally occurring testosterone. by Greg Nott @GoodThingsGuy Nov 17, 2020 307 0. 2009: "Semenya should have immediate Surgery" 7. She's not a cheat or anything. A Swiss court has ruled Caster Semenya will need to reduce her testoreone levels by medication or surgery if she wants to continue competing in certain events. F EW ATHLETES have been as blessed and cursed as Caster Semenya. Women like Caster Semenya, the two-time Olympic champion over 800 meters who is standing up to the IAAF at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Controversy and a lot of prurient interest exploded into the news this week when South African Caster Semenya outran her competition in the 800m world championships by a more than two second lead, only to be accused of cheating by being intersex. In his paper, Loland1 offers conditional support for 2019 World Athletics (then known as the International Association of Athletics Federations) (‘IAAF’) ‘differences of sex development’ (‘DSD’) regulations,2 upheld that year by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (‘CAS’)3 in the case of Caster Semenya. Caster Semenya’s lawyer said Tuesday they will take her case to the European Court of Human Rights in what’s likely to be a last-ditch legal challenge against regulations that require the South African and some other female athletes to artificially lower their natural testosterone levels to compete. Caster Semenya’s never-say-die spirit has been an inspiration to South Africans and others around the world, and now she is continuing her fight for human rights. Never mind all the other athletes on them already. GUTTED Caster Semenya must have surgery or take testosterone-lowering drugs to defend her Olympic 800m crown. Unfair and harmful treatment of hermaphrodites in women's sports has a … Semenya … A Human Rights Issue! Caster Semenya of South Africa, crossing a finish line in June, has challenged regulations aimed at reducing the supposed advantages that intersex athletes have in middle-distance races. Caster Semenya said she won't take drugs, nor undergo surgery, to reduce her testosterone levels. The IAAF rules target women with rare intersex conditions, also called differences of sex development (DSD), which give them uncommonly high levels of naturally occurring testosterone. All that the 28-year-old South African has ever done is run as fast as her legs could carry her—fast enough to … 1. The ruling by Switzerland’s supreme court means that Caster Semenya must “lower her testosterone level through medication or surgery” in order to defend her Olympic 800-meter title at the Tokyo Games next year, the Associated Press reported. Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her long legal battle Tuesday against track and field's rules that limit female runners' naturally high testosterone levels. Ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the South African star lost her appeal against World Athletics at the Swiss Supreme Court following a CAS decision. Caster Semenya of South Africa races to the line to win the Women's 800 meters during the IAAF Diamond League event at the Khalifa International Stadium on May 03, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. ... More: annet negesa, Caster Semenya, Dutee Chand, new york times, payoshni mitra. It comes after appeals against a World Athletics regulation, which does not allow her and other female athletes suffering from Differences in Sexual Development (DSD) to compete in events from 400m to one mile (1600m) … Semenya, of South Africa, has claimed that such a requirement is tantamount to discrimination. Semenya and ASA appealed the decision and ASA has said it will appeal to sports minister Nathi Mthethwa to discuss steps to allow Semenya to compete without taking medication or undergo surgery. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya was born a female, is legally female, has been raised as female and identifies as such.