Semenya wins Doha 800m in first race since gender ruling defeat
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Semenya wins Doha 800m in first race since gender ruling defeat

Caster Semenya won the 800m at the Doha Diamond League meeting on Friday in her first race since losing her appeal over a controversial gender ruling.

Caster Semenya at Doha
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The South African, a two-time Olympic champion, timed 1min 54.98sec to defeat Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba, who clocked 1min 57.75sec and Ajee Wilson of the United States in 1min 58.83sec.

Friday's win for the 28-year-old Semenya could be her last over 800m ahead of new IAAF rules governing testosterone levels coming into operation on May 8.

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The double Olympic champion, went to court to fight rules imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that compel "hyperandrogenic" athletes -- or those with "differences of sexual development" (DSD) -- to lower their testosterone levels if they wish to compete as women.

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