Semenya to make comeback in Finland

2010-07-08 14:44

Finnish athletics organisers say that Caster Semenya will make her

comeback at the Lappeenranta Games on July 15.

The Finnish Athletics Federation says her coach, Michael Seme, and

her manager, Jukka Harkonen, “have decided to begin with the smaller

competitions and Lappeenranta is perfectly suited for her return.”

Today’s statement from the federation came a day after Seme said

that Semenya was looking to run in “one or two” meetings in Europe before making

her return to major competition at the African championships in Kenya, which

begin July 28.

Semenya was cleared to return Tuesday by the International

Association of Athletics Federations, ending an 11-month stalemate over her

status following gender verification tests.

Semenya, who can continue running as a woman, has not raced

competitively since winning the 800-metre world title in Berlin in August 2009.

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