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Semenya to find out Wednesday if she has won her appeal

April 29, 2019
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18,2019 file photo, South Africa's runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport will give its verdict on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Caster Semenya’s appeal against IAAF rules which aim to curb women runners’ high natural levels of testosterone. CAS says it will announce the ruling at midday (1000 GMT) in Switzerland. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18,2019 file photo, South Africa's runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport will give its verdict on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Caster Semenya’s appeal against IAAF rules which aim to curb women runners’ high natural levels of testosterone. CAS says it will announce the ruling at midday (1000 GMT) in Switzerland. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya will find out Wednesday if she has won her appeal against IAAF rules to curb female runners’ high natural levels of testosterone.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will announce the ruling at noon (1000 GMT) in Switzerland.

The ruling by a panel of three judges comes after more than two months following a five-day hearing in Lausanne.

Semenya, a two-time Olympic champion in the 800 meters, and South Africa’s track federation challenged the IAAF’s proposed rules for women with “differences of sexual development (DSD),” which are on hold during the case.

Track and field’s governing body believes female runners with high testosterone levels have an unfair advantage in events from 400 meters to the mile. It wants athletes to suppress their levels by surgery or medication to be eligible for top-tier international races.

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