Semenya excluded

2010-04-14 13:01

World 800-metre champion, Caster Semenya, has been left out of the South African team for the continental competition in July.

This, despite the fact that Semenya had qualified for the 2010 African Athletics Championships last year, and with the IAAF expected to make a ruling on her gender case by June.

ASA assistant administrator Richard Stander, who was brought in to assist the embattled federation, said Semenya and anyone else who had not set qualifying standards this season had not been included in the 57-member squad named on Wednesday.

And even those included in the squad will have to prove themselves during a six-week window period closer to the championships, which start in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 28, or they will not be named in the final team which ASA will announce on July 6, the deadline for athletes to set the qualifying standard. – Sapa

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