Thursday, August 20, 2009

ANC condemns Semenya gender row

Mail & Guardian Online: "The African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday anointed new 800m world champion Caster Semenya as the nation's 'golden girl' while condemning speculation on the runner's gender.

The ANC called on South Africans to 'rally behind our golden girl and shrug off negative and unwarranted questions about her gender', said ANC spokesperson Brian Sokutu in a statement on Thursday.

'Caster is not the only woman athlete with a masculine build and the International Association of Athletics Federation [IAAF] should know better.'"