Caster Semenya: Is She a He? [J. Mark English]
This is from Stewart Maclean of Mail Online:
A female runner accused of being a man tonight took gold in the 800m World Athletics Championship.
South African Caster Semenya, 18, had to take a gender test after doubts were raised about her sex.
But despite the furore, she easily took gold in the final in Berlin.
The teenage sensation has sparked controversy over her strikingly muscular physique.
Today officials at the world athletics body, the IAAF, revealed that it ordered her to take a gender test three weeks ago.
IAAF spokesman Nick Davies confirmed the tests were taking place, though he said the results would not be confirmed for several weeks.
Until the results are confirmed, there was nothing to prevent Semenya from competing in tonight's final, he said.
He added: 'At this moment in time we do not have any evidence to stop her running.'
South African athletics chiefs furiously denied the claims and stated Semenya was definitely female.
Molatelo Malehopo, general manager of Athletics South Africa, said: 'She is a female. We are completely sure about that and we wouldn't have entered her into the female competition if we had any doubts.
'We have not been absent-minded, we are very sure of her gender. We are aware of the claims that have been made but our aim at the moment is to prepare Caster for the race this evening.'
Semenya was ordered to take the test after raising suspicion during an incredible performance at a junior championship.
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