Semenya: I can't control IAAF rules and regulations

Semenya: I can't control IAAF rules and regulations

Olympic gold medalist and gender activist Caster Semenya has shut down her critics, saying they would have to drag her off the track if they want her to stop running.


Semenya was speaking at the Top Women's Conference in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg on Wednesday.

The world champion 800m athlete is again facing scrutiny over her gender.

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Recently a judge at the Swiss Federal Tribunal revoked a temporary suspension on the  International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) controversial testosterone-curbing rules, meaning the two-time Olympic champion can no longer compete in events between the 400m and mile, as she did in June and July.

"You get questioned, you get examined and then you get told that you might not run," said Semenya.

"Whoever is going to stop me from running, he has to drag me out of the track."

The World Championships are scheduled between September 28 and October 6 in Qatar.

Semenya added that she has tried to look past the rules and regulations cause she has no control over them.

"If you're going to talk about laws, rules and regulations which is I cannot control them because they are established by other human beings, which is not me. I forget about them, then I focus on me."

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