Semenya career in doubt

Caster Semenya’s career still in doubt as IAAF delays decision, Thursday 11 March 2010 13.34

Caster Semenya’s future in athletics remained under a cloud today after it was revealed that no further progress had been been made in ascertaining her gender status.

Semenya underwent tests conducted by a panel of medical experts after winning last summer’s world 800 metres gold medal in Berlin and the results were expected last November.

But the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which had been expected to announce the findings at its council meeting in Monaco, revealed the tests had still not been completed.

Today at a World Indoor Championships press conference in Doha, the IAAF announced Semenya’s case had still not been concluded and reiterated that, until it is, no statement can be made.

“The IAAF and Caster Semenya’s representatives are still in discussions with a view to resolving the issues surrounding her participation in athletics,” said Nick Davies, the IAAF communications director. “As a result no further comments will be made on this subject by the IAAF until further notice.”