Caster Semenya vs IAAF: CAS postpones hearing to next month after both parties file 'additional submissions'

Lausanne: South African runner Caster Semenya will have to wait until the end of April to get a verdict in her challenge of IAAF rules seeking to control naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes.

 Caster Semenya vs IAAF: CAS postpones hearing to next month after both parties file additional submissions

File image of Caster Semenya. Reuters

The Court of Arbitration for Sport had set a target of next Tuesday for a verdict but said on Thursday that it will be delayed until next month. Semenya is due to defend her 800-meter title at the world championships in Doha, Qatar, in September.

The complex case was the subject of an unprecedented five-day appeal hearing last month in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The court says "the parties have filed additional submissions and materials and agreed to postpone" the verdict.

Read Firstpost's detailed explainer about how the Caster Semenya case against the IAAF on hyperandrogenism will have wider ramifications in athletics, here

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Updated Date: Mar 21, 2019 22:07:19 IST

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