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Video South African runner Caster Semenya: is she male or female IAAF inquiry wants to know?

Posted Aug 19 2009 4:34pm


The first intriguing controversy has erupted at the Berlin Track and Field World Championships with the IAAF asking South African runner 18-year-old Caster Semenya ( pictured above on the right ) to confirm that she is indeed a women.

Semenya is the favorite to win Wednesday' s 800 final at the world championships, but questions swirl around the runner who seems to defy her gender.

IAAF spokesman Nick Davies says the "extremely complex, difficult" test have been conducted but that the results are not expected for weeks.

"The situation today is that we don' t have any conclusive evidence that she should not be allowed to run," Davies said.

The sensational 800 metes runner won her semi-final in commanding fashion at Berlin' s Olympic Stadium on Monday night and questions about her gender immediately erupted.

You can watch her most recent interview below:

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