Caster thumbs her nose at athletics body
Semenya asks at the Discovery Leadership Summit in Johannesburg: ‘What about the future generations?’
Caster Semenya says her looming court battle against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is not for herself but rather is a fight for future generations of runners. But the two-time Olympic 800m champion said she also wanted to irk the world governing body of athletics. Semenya is contesting the planned rules the IAAF wants to impose on athletes with hyperandrogenism‚ demanding those competing in all events from 400m to the mile — the events Semenya happens to do — take medication to lower naturally high levels of testosterone. Speaking at the Discovery Leadership Summit in Johannesburg on Thursday‚ Semenya‚ in conversation with broadcast journalist Redi Tlhabi‚ said: "To be honest‚ this is no longer about me, I’ve achieved everything I want in life. I’m world champ‚ I’m Commonwealth champion‚ I’m African champ. "I was sitting at home thinking I can’t let this thing go on. What about the future generations? It’s killing them. What about those young girls th...