Friday, August 21, 2009

Chuene shifts Semenya blame to SA racists

IOL Sport: "Ahletics SA president Leonard Chuene on Friday refused to accept any blame by his federation for the Caster Semenya gender controversy, accusing racist South Africans of creating the fiasco.

Semenya stunned the world in July when she won the African junior 800m title in 1min56.72 but when she arrived in Berlin last week at the World Athletics Championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) requested tests be done to determine the teenager's gender.

The test results would not be available for at least another few weeks but in the meantime Semenya went on to win the two-lap final in a magnificent 1min55.45 on Wednesday night."