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Jul. 7th, 2010 | 08:46 am
posted by: secretrebel in feminism_lives

South African athlete Caster Semenya has been given the all-clear to return to competition by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

The 19-year-old world 800m champion has been out of the sport for 11 months after undergoing gender tests.

"The IAAF accepts the conclusion of a panel of medical experts that she can compete with immediate effect," said a statement from the athletics body.

"Please note that the medical details of the case remain confidential."

Semenya could now choose to compete in the World Junior Championships in Canada later in July, with October's Commonwealth Games likely to be her main focus this season.

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from: bookwormsarah
date: Jul. 7th, 2010 10:19 am (UTC)

Hopefully the poor woman can put all of this behind her and get on with doing what she excels at.

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Good news.

from: a_llusive
date: Jul. 7th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)

Thanks for passing it on.

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