Athletics

Timeline for Caster Semenya after latest triumph in 2 000m

2019-06-12 12:56
Caster Semenya
Caster Semenya (Getty Images)

Paris - Timeline of South Africa's double Olympic 800m Caster Semenya, who is disputing new IAAF rules on female testosterone levels and won the 2 000m at the Montreuil meeting in Paris on Tuesday:

- July 2009 -

Semenya, then 18, wins gold in the 800m at African Junior Championships, the fastest time of the year

- August 2009 -

Shortly before the world championships in Berlin, Semenya unknowingly takes a gender test. She goes on to win gold, bettering her world-lead time. News of her test is then leaked

- November 2009 -

Reports that Semenya's test in Berlin showed she had both male and female characteristics

- July 2010 -

After eight months out, the IAAF clear Semenya to compete

- August 2012 -

Semenya wins 800m silver at London Olympics, later upgraded to gold after Russian winner Mariya Savinova is banned for life for doping. Semenya is also awarded 2011 world gold

- July 2014 -

The IAAF ban Indian sprinter Dutee Chand after a test reveals high levels of testosterone

- March 2015 -

Chand challenges IAAF's so-called gender tests

- July 2015 -

Chand is cleared to compete and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) suspends, for two years, an earlier version of IAAF rules requiring female athletes to take testosterone-suppressing medication

- August 2016 -

Semenya wins 800m gold in Rio Olympics

- April 2018 -

The IAAF introduces new rules for female athletes with naturally high testosterone competing in events from the 400m to mile

- June 2018 -

Semenya says she will go to CAS to challenge IAAF rules, which she calls unfair

- May 2019 -

Semenya loses challenge at CAS, but appeals to Swiss federal supreme court

- June 2019 -

Swiss court temporarily suspends IAAF rules, freeing Semenya to compete. The IAAF vows to fight the ruling.

Semenya competes in the rarely-run 2 000m in Montreuil, Paris, winning in 5min 38.19sec ahead of Ethiopian pair Hawi Feysa and Adanech Anbesa

 

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