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South Africa’s Running Ace to Compete Again, Local Body Says

By Christopher Szabo     Jan 14, 2010 in Sports
The governing body for athletics in South Africa says the country’s running sensation, Castor Semenya, is set to compete again, both in South Africa and abroad.
The Johannesburg Star reported Athletics South Africa (ASA) communications manager Ethel Manyaka saying Semenya:
Has been cleared, and will compete internationally and locally.
However, it was not apparent who had cleared the 800 metres world champion, nor were other details about her controversial sex tests revealed.
AFP reports that her coach, Michael Seme, says she will compete in an upcoming competition in February. Seme said:
She is going to run some triple at the Yellow Pages.
Seme added:
You must run well and beat the other South Africans before we are sure that she is going to compete internationally. She never thinks of leaving athletics. She is always willing to run, not quitting.
The Star said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had not confirmed the reports. Spokesman Nick Davies said:
At present, there is nothing new from the IAAF, regardless of what Mrs Semenya's coach may be saying.
Davies told the Star the IAAF was still in negotiations regarding Semenya’s position in the international arena.
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