Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court has dismissed Caster Semenya’s appeal in which she was challenging last year’s ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that female athletes like Semenya, with differences of sexual development (DSD), must take testosterone reducing drugs, CNN reports.
Semenya posted her disappointment on Twitter and said:
Chills my people, a man can change the rules but the very same man cannot rule my life. What I’m saying is that I might have failed against them (but) the truth is that I have won this battle long ago. Go back to my achievements then you will understand. Doors might be closed (but) not locked
Semenya also released a statement through her lawyers which reads in part:
I am very disappointed by this ruling, but refuse to let World Athletics drug me or stop me from being who I am. Excluding female athletes or endangering our health solely because of our natural abilities puts World Athletics on the wrong side of history.I will continue to fight for the human rights of female athletes, both on the track and off the track, until we can all run free the way we were born. I know what is right and will do all I can to protect basic human rights, for young girls everywhere.