Semenya innocent and will keep prizes

2009-11-19 10:56

Medal winning athlete Caster Semenya is innocent of wrongdoing and

will keep her prizes regardless of the outcome of her gender test, the

Department of Sport and Recreation said today.

“Because Caster has been found to be innocent of any wrong, she

will then retain her gold medal, retain her title of 800m world champion, retain

her prize money,” the department said.

This was agreed upon during deliberations between the government,

the International Association of Athletics Federation and Semenya’s lawyer.

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