Eugene, Ore. ( Associated Press) – Caster Semenya finished 13th on Wednesday and missed the 5,000m final at the World Championships in Athletics, the expected result for the South African athlete who was banned from her favorite event. Medicines to lower your testosterone levels.
Semenya, who has two Olympic and three world titles in the 800m, has been pulled out of major events since 2019 after she appealed against a World Athletics rule barring women from participating under certain conditions. was lost. 1,500 meters.
Semenya completed the 12 1/2 lap race with a timing of 15 minutes 46.12 seconds. He thus came 54 seconds behind the winner of the elimination, Ethiopian Gudaf Tsege, and 53 seconds behind fifth place, the last one that provided an automatic route to the final.
The only surprise in all of this was that Semenya had come to the state of Oregon to compete as well. His personal best is 15:31.50 in races outside the World Cup qualifying standard. She managed to take part in the race after a few athletes ranked better than her in the ranking did not participate.
His case is the most recognized among many involving intersex and transgender athletes in sport. Semenya is not transgender, but her case has implications for how transgender athletes are treated and classified.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe, who has suggested the rules could be tightened further this year, said scientific evidence of testosterone’s effects on female athletes has guided all decisions by athletics’ governing body.
Semenya has criticized the regulation. He recently said through his lawyer that it was “an insult to the spirit of the game.”
The South African remained in the middle of the pack of 18 competitors for almost three laps. Then, the race was competed for him.
About halfway through, he had dropped to 13th, about 800 meters behind the leading pack.
In the match that Semenya took part in, Argentina’s Florencia Borelli finished 15th. Venezuela’s Admir Bray was the last of the 16 competitors who were eliminated. Two were out, during the afternoon when the temperature soared to 33 degrees Celsius.
Bray’s sister Joslin progressed to the second round, where she finished 16th out of 19 and was also knocked out of the final. That same summer, the Mexican finished eleventh to eliminate Laura Galvan.