CAPE TOWN- Caster Semenya South Africa’s tack queen, may be forced once again to lower her testosterone levels.
According to the report if she does it she wont be allowed to compete in her specialist events of the 800m and 1500m.
The Daily Mail is reporting the IAAF will on Thursday announce a new set of rules for athletes with hyperandrogenism.
They are reporting that once the rules are set in place Semenya, 27, will be forced to take daily medication to lower her testosterone levels.
If she does not follow the new rules she will forced to compete in longer distances or possibly quit the sport.
The new rule apply’s to distances from 400m and one mile and should be fully operational by the end of this year, its expected by November.
This is not the first time the IAAF has implemented such a rule, they introduced a similar rule in 2011 after Semenya’s dominant victory at the 2009 IAAF World Championships, and rule had a major impact on her pace.
IAAF made an announcement in March that approved a proposal to limit natural testosterone levels in women athletes in the above-mentioned distances.
Caster is double gold medalist in the 800m event.
BIG news coming on Thurs from IAAF. They will rule that Caster Semenya must take testosterone-lowering tablets or switch to 5000m. The rule for testosterone levels will apply from 400m to a mile
— Gary Lemke (@GaryLemke) April 25, 2018
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