Semenya forced to South Africa’s women football team over new rule in athletics
A two-time 800m Olympic gold medalist, Caster Semenya has joined a South African women’s football team after she lost her case against a rule which regulates testosterone in female athletes.
The 28-year old joined JVW after an IAAF rule was changed to demand that female athletes take testosterone-reducing drug before they can participate in athletics game.
To remain in athletics, Caster Semenya has to take the testosterone-reducing drug to keep her at normal level now required by IAAF.
Semenya who is already training with JVW will start playing as soon as the 2020 season starts.
“I am looking forward to this new journey, I appreciate the love and support I already get from the team,” Semenya told the club website.
Club founder and South Africa captain Janine van Wyk said: “I am absolutely honoured that out of all the other women’s clubs around the world, she has chosen JVW as the club where she would like to start showcasing her football skills.”