Caster Semenya's lawyer explains why they want to appeal ban ruling

The two-time Olympic gold medallist has been barred from competing in races between 400 metres and a mile, unless she takes hormone-suppressing drugs.

FILE: Olympic 800m gold medallist Caster Semenya at the Top Women Conference in Johannesburg on 14 August 2019. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Caster Semenya's lawyer has explained why they were preparing to approach the European Court of Human Rights to challenge her ban.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist has been barred from competing in races between 400 metres and a mile, unless she takes hormone-suppressing drugs.

This was because Semenya has differences of sexual development, a condition that causes her body to produce elevated testosterone levels.

Her lawyer Gregg Knott spoke to 702 about the appeal.

He said a decision would not happen quickly.

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