The story of South African sprinter Caster Semenya was long and drawn out filled with questions and speculation.
As previously reported, Semenya left spectators in an uproar after suddenly breaking her own personal record in July and then dusting her competition in Berlin’s IAAF World Champions weeks later.
Rumors swirled that the 18-year-old was actually a man in hiding or a person born with both male and female parts and she was therefore subjected to various gender tests to decipher if she was truly a woman.
Now as the buzz surrounding the young runner dies down, the results are in…but we’ll never know the answers.
Caster will be allowed to keep her 800-meter gold medal from the IAAF World Championships and luckily for her will be allowed to keep the results of her testing to herself.
Along with the medal and her dignity she’ll be allowed to keep the prize money allocated from her win.
The Sports Ministry (Who I had no idea existed) spoke out in the young girl’s favor saying,
“Whatever scientific tests were conducted legally within the IAAF regulations will be treated as a confidential matter between patient and doctor.”
Good for her, you go girl!