Caster Semenya’s middle distance career remains in serious jeopardy. This is after the Swiss Federal Supreme Court rejected her latest appeal.
Caster’s appeal was against World Athletics’ controversial regulations on testosterone levels. This is the latest blow to Semenya’s bid to compete in the sporting event.
Her lawyer Greg Nott said Semenya’s spirit remains high despite the court’s decision. He said they will continue fighting the matter as this was not the end of Caster Semenya’s career.
Caster Semenya won Gold in the 800m Rio Olympics and dominated in the discipline for years. The court’s decision prevents Semenya from taking part in 800m events.
This means Semenya can not defend her Olympic title next year in Tokyo, Japan. Semenya said she was very disappointed by the court’s ruling.
She vowed to continue fighting for human rights of female athletes both on track and off track until everyone can run free.