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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Track and field: Semenya's lawyers say tests prove she can compete

Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG Caster Semenya's lawyers have told South African television that her gender test results show she can compete as a woman.

Semenya's lawyers told the eNews channel Wednesday that her medical team have looked at test results following the 2009 world championships and conducted their own tests and have concluded that "Caster is entitled to participate in female athletics competitions."

Lawyers said the 800-meter world champion got the "go-ahead" in mid-February and the IAAF have delayed Semenya's comeback while they evaluate the results.

Semenya's lawyers also told eNews that she would not compete until June because "we didn't want to run a collision course either with Athletics South Africa or the IAAF."