Friday, August 21, 2009

Semenya controversy

Family and friends of the teenage 800 metres world champion, South African Caster Semenya, have expressed their support for the athlete, amid a gender controversy. Semenya's rapid improvement over the past year, in which she has cut more than eight seconds off her personal best in the two-lap race, prompted the International Association of Athletics Federations to order a gender test.