3 Aug 2010

Semenya to return to Berlin

5:08 pm on 3 August 2010

World 800 metres champion Caster Semenya will return to the venue of her biggest win to date later this month when she competes at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

The South African teenager became world champion in the German city last year.

But she was then unable to compete for nine months with the International Association of Athletics Federations demanding she take gender tests.

She returned to action in Finland last month, winning two races, and will race at the Isaf meeting on August 22nd.

Semenya will use the race as part of her build-up to the Commonwealth Games in India in October.

Semenya went to last year's World Championships as a relative unknown but ran a personal best of one minute 55.45 seconds to take gold.

She was subsequently unable to compete as the IAAF looked into her unusually high levels of testosterone but was given the all-clear to compete in July.