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Caster Semenya wins European Court of Human Rights challenge against World Athletics

Caster Semenya, the double Olympic 800m champion, has filed an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights to contest the regulations that mandate women athletes with naturally high testosterone levels to undergo medication to reduce them in order to compete internationally. The ECHR has ruled in favor of Semenya, stating that she faced discrimination and cited significant doubts about the validity of these regulations. In response, World Athletics stated that “regulations are a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of protecting fair competition in the female category.”

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