Diamond League: Caster Semenya wins 800m in Doha two days after dropping case towards IAAF




Semenya crossed the end line 2.77 seconds forward of second-placed Francine Niyonsaba

Caster Semenya mentioned “no human can cease me from operating” after successful the 800m on the Doha Diamond League meet amid hypothesis over her future.

It comes simply two days after the South African, 28, misplaced a landmark case towards athletics’ governing physique.

Semenya challenged IAAF guidelines designed to restrict testosterone ranges in feminine runners however the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) rejected her attraction.

“Actions converse louder than phrases,” Semenya informed BBC Sport.

“If you end up an incredible champion, you at all times ship.”

Victory within the opening Diamond League occasion of the season was her 30th in a row at 800m.

The double Olympic champion confirmed no emotion as she crossed the end line in a brand new world main time and meet report of 1 minute 54.98 seconds, having dominated the race from the beginning.

Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba completed second with the US’ Ajee Wilson third.

On Thursday, Semenya posted a cryptic tweet that urged she might stop athletics, together with a quote which referred to realizing when to stroll away.

Beneath the brand new IAAF guidelines Semenya – and different athletes with variations of sexual growth (DSD) – should both take treatment with the intention to compete in observe occasions from 400m to the mile, or change to a different distance.

She will be able to make an attraction towards the Cas ruling to the Swiss Tribunal Courts inside the subsequent 30 days.

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