Caster Semenya told reporters that she has “no time for nonsense” when it comes to allegations over her high natural testosterone levels.
LONDON, ENGLAND,UNITED KINGDOM (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS/AMS) – Caster Semenya told reporters on Monday (August 8) that she has “no time for nonsense” when it comes to allegations over her high natural testosterone levels.
Semenya, who won bronze in the women’s 1500 metres at the IAAF World Championships in London on Monday, has been questioned her whole career over her hyperandrogenism and the claimed advantage the high testosterone levels give her.
The IAAF published a study earlier in July which suggests athletes with the condition had an improved performance of between 1.8 and 4.5 percent.
On the track Semenya said she had enjoyed her major championship experience of the longer distance after finishing third behind Faith Kipyegon of Kenya and U.S. runner Jennifer Simpson.
The South African will start as favourite to retain her world title over 800m later this week.