Semenya announces June return

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The Independent Online

The world 800m champion Caster Semenya has confirmed she will return to competitive action on 24 June in Spain.

The South African, who underwent tests to determine her gender, has not raced since winning gold at last summer's World Championships in Berlin. The 19-year-old also revealed she has decided against taking Athletics South Africa to court after the organisation did not allow her to run at a meet in Stellenbosch last week.

The results of Semenya's tests last year were first expected in November but the IAAF announced last month that the case had still not been concluded but that it should be by early June. Semenya is clearly expecting to be given the all-clear to return to athletics.

In a statement, she said: "I have decided that I will return to competitive athletics at the EAA meeting to be held on 24 June in Zaragoza. I reiterate that, based on medical and legal advice, I am of the view there are no impediments to me racing in female athletics competitions."

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