Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has been named in South Africa’s preliminary squad for the World Championships in Qatar later this year.

Her participation however depends on the outcome of her appeal to Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court (SFT) against an International Association of
Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling restricting testosterone levels in female runners.

Last week the SFT suspended the IAAF’s ruling , allowing the double Olympic champion to
temporarily compete without taking testosterone-reducing medicine.

The IAAF however says it will seek a swift reversal of
the SFT’s decision.

The court’s superprovisional order will also only apply until 25 June- the date by which the IAAF must respond to the court on Semenya’s case.

The World Championships will take place in Doha from 28 September to 6 October.


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