The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting that Semenya will not be there to gather the award, which she’s lastly been awarded soon after the race’s original winner, Russian athlete Mariya Savinova, was disqualified for doping.
The South-African runner is at present awaiting the verdict of her appeal against a ruling that she would have to take testosterone lowering medication in order to compete in female events.
It really is been extensively reported that Semenya has intersex traits and the IAAF have introduced a new ruling stating that medication is expected for these with variations in sexual improvement if they are competing in events from 400 metres to a mile length.
“Congratulations to our athletes for their achievements and for getting honoured as clean athletes,” ASA president Aleck Skhosana stated in a media statement.
“We are pleased that the IAAF now gives a opportunity to the rightful winners a podium celebration in front of a capacity stadium, which the cheats denied them at the original competitors.”
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