“I am Mokgadi Caster Semenya. I am a woman and I am fast.”
Because of Caster Semenya and other female athletes with DSD ( Difference of Sexual Development) The International Association of Athletics Federation is reportedly trying to classify female athletes in that category as “male” – a report the athletic governing body has denied .
The IAAF said it is “not classifying” any athlete with “differences of sexual development” (DSD) – of whom South African Semenya, 28, is the most notable – as male.
“To the contrary, we accept their legal sex without question, and permit them to compete in the female category,”
But what the South Africa government is challenging is the new rule of IAAF in her bid to restrict the levels of testosterone in female runners.
According to the athletics governing body, under the ruling, female athletes like Caster Semenya with naturally high testosterone levels would have to race against men or change events unless they took medication to reduce it.
Research commissioned by the IAAF in July 2017 found that female athletes with high testosterone levels had a “competitive advantage “
These rule applies only to female athletes that does the 400m and above.
The reason why the IAAF is proposing the rule is to make sure women with high testosterone levels does not have a competitive advantage over other female athletes with a lower testosterone.
Female athletes affected must take medication for six months before they can compete, and then maintain a lower testosterone level.
Therefore the South Africa government is calling on the rest of the world that proposed new rule of IAAF is a reminder of the fight against apartheid, according to the country’s minister of Sports and recreation, Thokozile Xasa, who is a female.
“We once more call the world to stand with us as we fight what we believe is a gross violation of human rights.”
Apartheid was a system of racial segregation imposed by a minority white ruling group in South Africa from 1948 to 1991.
South Africans and a majority of people on social media believe that the 800 Olympic champion is been targeted.
The 800m Olympic Champion and her lawyers are also challenging the IAAF saying that her right to run is been challenged
“She is a heroine and an inspiration to many people around the world.
“Ms Semenya is fighting for her right to run without being required to undergo unnecessary medical intervention – she is fighting to run free.”
According to Caster , in a statement made last year , she said she will fight the rule
“It is not fair. I just want to run naturally, the way I was born.
“It is not fair that I am told I must change. It is not fair that people question who I am.”
What is fair and what is just?
Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen To Get Heart-Starting Device After Cardiac Attack
After a series of tests were carried out by experts in the field, the Inter star will have a potentially life-saving device implanted
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Christian Eriksen will be fitted with an ICD – a heart defibrillator – after he suffered a cardiac incident in the match against Finland, Denmark have confirmed.
The Inter star fell to the pitch unconscious on the second match day of Euro 2020 and had to be resuscitated before then being transported to hospital.
Now, after a series of tests carried out by medical specialists, it has been announced that Eriksen will have a potentially life-saving implant installed.
What has been said?
National team doctor Morten Boesen has been in contact with the cardiac specialist at Rigshospitalet and Eriksen, and this is the latest status: “After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD (heart starter). This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances.
“Christian has accepted the solution and the plan has moreover been confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment.
“We encourage everybody to give Christian and his family peace and privacy the following time.”
Has Eriksen spoken since the incident?
Yes. Taking to social media on Tuesday, the attacking midfielder wrote: “Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.
“I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.
“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”
Will he be able to play football again?
It is not yet known whether Eriksen will be able to play football again.
It is not unheard of, though, as the example of German forward Daniel Engelbrecht showed.
Engelbrecht collapsed on the pitch while playing for Stuttgart Kickers in July 2013, having suffered from a heart attack.
He was then fitted with a defibrillator and returned to the pitch in November of 2014 after 17 months of recovery.
However, Engelbrecht suffered from more heart issues down the line and hung up his boots in 2018 to concentrate on a career in coaching.
In terms of players still in the game, Ajax and Netherlands star Daley Blind continues to play at the highest level after having an ICD implanted in December 2019.
Ex-Chelsea Boss Lampard Back in Crystal Palace Contention
The London club were expected to secure former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
However, talks collapsed, which means they are looking for another candidate.
Lampard’s interest in the Palace job is unknown, but he had recently stated that he was ready to get back to work after his sacking by Chelsea in January.
PSG Hijack Another Barcelona Target — Report
According to Italian journalist Guillaume Maillard-Pacini, Paris-Saint Germain have hijacked yet another Barcelona transfer target.
A few days ago, the Paris-based club stole away Georginio Wijnaldum from the Blaugranas by offering him wages worth more than double which Joan Laporta and co were ready to offer.
Now, Les Parisiens are about to do the same with former AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Touted to become one of the world’s best goalkeepers, Donnarumma is at the end of his contract in Milan. Moving away as a free agent, the goalkeeper is on the radar of several top-tier clubs across Europe. His agent, Mino Raiola, is attempting to find the Italian national the right club where he can continue to grow and develop as a player.
Barça had made contact with Raiola regarding his transfer; the high-profile agent had offered his player to the club himself. However, this transfer has not been one of the Catalan club’s main priorities over the summer, and it is likely they will continue to bet on the relatively underperforming Marc-Andres ter Stegen, who will surely bounce back into form soon.
Therefore, the conditions have been set for PSG to hijack yet another transfer target from Camp Nou. Donnarumma, whose transfer to Barça was becoming more and more likely, will now probably be pried away to Paris — a club that have the financial resources to offer him a much better contract.
It is likely that the 22-year-old’s agent will also get his notoriously large commission on this deal as well, with reports claiming he will be asking anything up to €20m, as Donnarumma will be joining PSG as a free agent, giving more leeway for a higher agent-fee. Barcelona, in any case, would have probably not been able to afford such a fee.
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