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Caster Semenya says ‘hell no’ to taking controversial testosterone medication

Caster Semenya won gold in the 800 meters at the first IAAF Diamond League meet of the season Friday in Doha, Qatar, her final race before she must begin taking medication that suppresses her testosterone output to continue competing at the sport’s highest levels.

After the race, though, Semenya pushed back, saying she would not take the medication.

On Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the IAAF, track and field's governing body, may maintain its restrictions on athletes such as Semenya, a female competitor who is believed to have an intersex condition that causes her body to naturally produce testosterone at levels much higher than most women.