watch: semenya wins 2 000m race in france

16:00    12 Jun 2019

Caster Semenya claimed top spot on her return to the track.

The double Olympic champion won Tuesday's 2 000m race in Montreuil, east of Paris, amid her battle with the IAAF.

Semenya, 28, was barred from competing in her favoured 800m distance at IAAF events unless she took medication to lower her testosterone levels. A decision which has since been temporarily suspended by a Swiss court.

The IAAF has vowed to fight the latest decision, with both parties set to return to court in the near future.

Semenya, though, remains focussed on racing and showcased her versatility, winning on the outskirts of Paris in a time of five minutes 38.19

"I can run any distance I want," she told reporters in the aftermath.

"I don't have time for nonsense, I don't have time for messages for anyone. I said a long time ago that I'm going to focus on myself.

"There will always be people who will provoke you, but I'm always going to stay positive. I'm not going to talk about the appeal, I have a lawyer, I have a team. I am an athlete the only thing I focus on is my performance."

 

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