21 Aug 2009

Semenya doesn't give a damn about gender allegations

5:55 am on 21 August 2009

New world 800m champion Caster Semenya has shrugged off the gender controversy shrouding her victory at the World Athletic Championships in Berlin.

Semenya has been dogged by suspicion about her gender since emerging on the athletics scene three weeks ago.

As a result, she has been asked by the International Association of Athletics Federations to undergo a gender test.

She accepted her gold medal in berlin's Olympic Stadium today... she was asked about the allegations....



OUT:...about it.

DUR:...16 secs

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson believes that in the current climate the IAAF had to act on the issue but was critical of the manner in which this was done.

South Africa's ruling party, the ANC, has called on South Africans to rally around "our golden girl".