Massive support for Caster Semenya after court decision
Support for Caster Semenya continues to race in after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Wednesday sided with an IAAF ruling which forces female athletes to regulate testosterone levels.
Semenya said she was "pleased" the judges had admitted that the IAAF's regulations were "discriminatory against certain women", adding that the ruling had "actually made me stronger."
The hashtag used to stand in solidarity with Semenya, #HandsOffCaster, was again revived as thousands of people voiced their concern and outrage over the decision.
Semenya has 30 days to appeal the ruling. It will be heard by the Swiss Federal Tribunal.
The decision has been labelled by many as discriminatory and sexist. Here's a snapshot of the outrage on Twitter.
Here is the press statement. #CAS has ruled in favour of the IAAF, and thus all DSD athletes from 400m to the mile, including #semenya must now reduce #testosterone levels to compete. You know when your Mac does that spinning beachball thing? That’s been me since hearing this... pic.twitter.com/VoxoXRouu8— Ross Tucker (@Scienceofsport) May 1, 2019