South African athlete, Caster Semenya will know on Wednesday whether she will continue to compete with her female counterparts or she will have to lower her testosterone levels to be able to compete alongside other female athletes.
The Court of Arbitration for Sports(CAS) will rule on the 800m world and Olympic champion’s challenge against the new International Association of Athletics Federation(IAAF) rules designed to regulate testosterone levels in female athletes.
CAS stated on Monday that its decision on the controversial case will be released on the court’s website at noon (1000 GMT) on Wednesday.
Semenya is challenging IAAF rule seeking to force so-called “hyperandrogenic” athletes or those with “differences of sexual development” (DSD) to seek treatment to lower their testosterone levels below a prescribed amount if they wish to continue competing as women.
The World athletics governing body had argued that the moves are necessary to create a “level playing field” for other female athletes.
Double Olympic champion, Semenya, who has dominated the women’s 800m over the last decade, took her case to the world’s top sports court which initially said it would announce a decision in March before the parties filed additional documents.
Her lawyers accuse the IAAF of attempting to interfere with natural genetic variations of normal female athletes.
The IAAF regulations was due to have been in effect since November 2018 but have been put on hold pending the outcome of the case before CAS.