Caster Semenya is facing a terrible injustice. John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson, and Francis Maxwell, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT:
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““I am Mokgadi Caster Semenya. I am a woman and I am fast.”
So said the reigning Olympic champion in the women’s 800-meter last year, in a statement challenging rules that could threaten her athletic career.
The rules, issued by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), require some female runners whose bodies produce high levels of testosterone to take medication to lower those levels. Many saw the rules as a direct effort to target Semenya, who is believed to have a condition that produces high testosterone. The runner appealed the new regulations, but on Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled against her.”
Hosts: John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson, Francis Maxwell
Cast: John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson, Francis Maxwell
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