Semenya is a hermaphrodite
Gender tests conducted on the 800m world champion Caster Semenya have determined that the South African national is a hermaphrodite.
- According to the tests, the 18-year-old track sensation has both male and female sexual characteristics.
The tests further confirmed that the World Track and Field champion has no womb or ovaries and her testosterone levels are more than three times higher than those of a normal female.
The gender test was ordered by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) early August.
This is while the South African athletics federation earlier insisted that it is 'completely sure' that Semenya is a female.
"We would not have entered her in the female competition if we had any doubts," the federation said in a statement.
The African sprinter won a gold medal after winning the women's 800-meter run at the world championships in the German capital Berlin last month.
Semenya finished in 1 minute, 55.45 seconds, the best time in the world this year. Kenya's defending champion Janeth Jepkosgei came second with 1:57.90 seconds while Jennifer Meadows of Great Britain took the bronze medal with 1:57.93 seconds.
According to Australia's Daily Telegraph, Semenya could be stripped of the gold medal she won in Germany.
- Ennaharonline/ PressTV