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Gender Test

THE IAAF has asked South African to conduct a gender verification test on 800-meter runner Caster Semenya amid concerns she does not meet the requirements to compete as a woman.

The 18-year-old Semenya is a favorite in the 800 final.

The IAAF requested the gender test about three weeks ago after Semenya burst onto the scene by slicing her personal bests in the 800 and 1,500 by huge margins. IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said the "extremely complex, difficult" test has been started but that the results were not expected for several weeks.


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