Caster Semenya to race 3,000m after losing rule-change appeal

Caster Semenya to race 3,000m after losing rule-change appeal

Caster Semenya will race in the 3,000m at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in June.

It is a distance she can compete at without having to lower her testosterone levels after losing her appeal against the controversial rule change at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Under new IAAF rules, the double 800m Olympic champion can run in events from 400m to the mile by taking medication.

Semenya, 28, has said she will not take medication to comply and will run in Stanford, California on June 30.

The race will be her first since the rules came in on May 8, with Britain's Laura Weightman also competing along with Sifan Hassan, Hellen Obiri and Genzebe Dibaba.

PA

More on this topic

'A tough competitor and great fun': Tributes paid after death of Craig Lynch'A tough competitor and great fun': Tributes paid after death of Craig Lynch

WATCH: Kids whose cartwheeling video went viral selected to be full-time gymnastsWATCH: Kids whose cartwheeling video went viral selected to be full-time gymnasts

Double Olympic champion David Rudisha survives head-on car crashDouble Olympic champion David Rudisha survives head-on car crash

Irrepressible Jason Smyth still pushing the limitsIrrepressible Jason Smyth still pushing the limits

More in this Section

Former Kildare manager Cian O’Neill becomes Cork senior football coachFormer Kildare manager Cian O’Neill becomes Cork senior football coach

England cricketer Ben Stokes blasts The Sun for ‘disgusting’ report on family tragedyEngland cricketer Ben Stokes blasts The Sun for ‘disgusting’ report on family tragedy

World Rugby open to larger World Cup squads but requests came too late for Japan 2019World Rugby open to larger World Cup squads but requests came too late for Japan 2019

The lowdown on Manchester City’s Champions League opponents Shakhtar DonestskThe lowdown on Manchester City’s Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donestsk


Lifestyle

This season textiles trend large, full of colour and exotic pattern, and applied in new ways to make a personal design statement from the living room to the bedroom, writes Carol O’CallaghanTextile trends that can help you make a personal design statement

More From The Irish Examiner