Caster Semenya's gold medal in tonight's m should have been the proudest moment of the South African teenager's life. But for the athlete whose gender has been scrutinised the world over in the last 24 hours, it came as no surprise that she was advised to shun the media after her title-winning race. As the cameras settled on the athlete who has lived her whole life as a female, onlookers pored over their TV screens, studying the woman now rumoured to be a man. Controversy has dogged the year-old since she posted a world leading personal best time of 1 minute That's just 0.
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Caster Semenya wins 800m gold but cannot escape gender controversy
She passed six competitors in the last metres, but did not pass world champion Mariya Savinova of Russia, who took gold in a time of 1: Tonight she won the gold medal in Berlin in 1 minute In the final, she remained in the front of the pack leading into the final straightaway. The British runner Jenny Meadows won the bronze medal. We are more concerned for the person and not to make this as something that is humiliating. Australia were the big winners in the standard distance competition taking ten gold medals, ahead of the USA on eight.
By Rachel Savage. LONDON Thomson Reuters Foundation - Caster Semenya, the South African double Olympic metres champion, lost her appeal against World Athletics rules that women with high natural testosterone levels must take drugs to reduce them to compete in middle-distance races. Semenya both wowed and raised eyebrows when she became metres world champion at the age of 18 in , having recorded dramatic improvements in her personal bests. Semenya now refuses to answer questions about her sex. World Athletics introduced rules in for middle distance athletes with differences in sex development DSDs who are legally female and have testes, XY chromosomes - typically found in men - and male levels of testosterone.