Caster's lawyers take action

2010-04-01 14:55

Johannesburg - Caster Semenya's lawyers say they will take legal action against Athletics South Africa to allow her to run.

Semenya, who has not run since she won the world title in the 800m last August because she is waiting for the results of her gender verification tests, was denied a chance to race at a meet in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old South African is said to be hoping to run at an event in Johannesburg next Tuesday.

Semenya's law firm said they will begin legal action "soon".

ASA administrator Ray Mali said on Thursday he had not received any legal communication from Semenya's lawyers.

ASA says Semenya is ineligible because she is under medical advice from the IAAF.


  • wayne - 2010-04-01 15:22

    Stop looking for attention we dont care what you do. Just go and relax while you wait for the IAAF outcome instead of wasting money on lawyers.

  • William - 2010-04-01 15:50

    I smell the intent to profiteer from the Semenya saga, i.e. the lawyers, I'm sure the couldn't give a blue continental .. about Semenya, it's all about the money. So I wonder who is fitting the legal bill?

  • Tina - 2010-04-01 15:53

    agree with Wayne. Stop all this sympathy seeking and trying to work everybody up. Will not getting far with it. Whatever the results of the tests are, better to rest with it. Many people already had to change careers etc as result of events or circumstances beyond their control. Why not Caster??????

  • sofia - 2010-04-01 15:58

    pity - if ASA had given the poor girl a boob job and hair extensions, she would have looked like one of the Williams sisters and none of this would have happened .. :-) you go girl

  • sofia - 2010-04-01 16:02

    poor girl - if ASA had given her a boob job and hair extensions she would have looked like one of the Williams sisters and none of this would have happened ... :-) someone wants to make money out of her

  • georgie - 2010-04-01 16:28

    What a mess ASA made of this. The problem should have been addressed years ago. (No not apartheid) Feel sorry for Caster but also to the kids that lost for years. Why dont every little girl that came second also sue. We the taxpayers wil pay no problem the few of us.

  • Ronnie - 2010-04-01 17:54

    wayne you dont know what she is going through so just shutup how would you like it if someone say to you , you cant work because we suspect to be a woman and this a mans job wont like it at all so rather keep quiet ASA wakeup you are destroing her career

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