Experts Called In to Review Semenya's Gender Tests

South African track champ may be suffering chromosomal disorder
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2009 2:44 AM CDT
Experts Called In to Review Semenya's Gender Tests
South African runner Caster Semenya reacts to the crowd during a parade through the streets of Pretoria last month.   (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

The International Association of Athletics Federations' gender testing on Caster Semenya is complete, and enough doubt remains that she is truly female that experts have been called in to examine the results, the Daily Telegraph reports. The review will determine whether the South African runner suffers from a chromosomal disorder that may give her an unfair athletic advantage. But the IAAF has confirmed that whatever the outcome, she won't be stripped of the 800-meter gold medal she won last month.

"There is no automatic disqualification of results in a case like this," an IAAF spokesman told AP. "This is not a doping case at present so it shouldn't be considered as one where you have a retroactive stripping of results." The 18-year-old's test results will not be made public, officials said.
(Read more Caster Semenya stories.)

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