Oct 19, 2017 Last Updated 2:13 PM, Oct 19, 2017


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Semenya's Bronze Sparks Another Gender Debate

Caster Semenya won a bronze medal in the women's 1,500m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships Caster Semenya won a bronze medal in the women's 1,500m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships Image sourced at enca.com
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Caster Semenya’s bronze victory at the IAAF World Championships has sparked another debate about her gender. 

But Semenya says she has no time for ongoing discussions about her hyperandrogenism -- a medical condition characterised by excessive levels of male sex hormones.

The renewed debate comes after Scottish athlete Laura Muir finished seconds behind Semenya despite leading for much of the race.

The IAAFsaid Semenya's condition gives her an unfair advantage over rivals.

The BBC has faced strong crititism   after it aired a debate questioning the athlete's condition.

"I have no time for nonsense," said Semenya.

"Like I said before, my focus is more now for me getting healthy and compete."


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