This comes as no surprise: South Africa's top athletics official finally admits a gender verification test was done on Caster Semenya before last month's World Athletics Championships in Berlin .
The 18-year-old University of Pretoria athlete has been the subject of a gender controversy since winning the 800m race in record time at the IAAF games. The results of complex gender tests were leaked last week that reveal she is intersexed with internal testes and no uterus or ovaries. Semenya has gone into hiding and is reportedly receiving trauma counseling and is on suicide watch.
IAAF sources have said Athletics SA was "well aware" of Semenya's medical condition. Ten days ago, the head track coach resigned after he admitted deliberately misleading Semenya and lying to her about the purpose of the tests. Chuene says he will resist calls for his resignation because that is "tantamount to running away."
You keep telling yourself that, Len. It's become very obvious that ASA was more concerned about "depriving" themselves of a medal and less concerned about this girl's well-being.
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