Caster Semenya. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images for World Athletics)
Caster Semenya, the Olympic 800m champion, won her case against Switzerland in the European Court of Human Rights, which ruled that she was a victim of discrimination.
Classified as having “sexual developmental differences”, South African Semenya refused to take testosterone-lowering medication as prescribed by the International Federation of Sport, World Athletics.
Semenya lost on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Swiss Court of Appeal confirmed the decision of the Supreme Court for Sport.
It is not immediately clear if the ruling would force a re-examination of regulations for Semenya and other athletes to artificially reduce testosterone levels in order to compete in events such as the Olympics and World Championships.
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