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NEWS that gold medalist Caster Semenya has been cleared and will run as a woman was long overdue.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) yesterday announced that Semenya could compete as a woman.
Semenya had to undergo gender tests which have kept her off the tracks for almost a year after winning the 800m at the World Championship in Berlin.
She received a lot of support following the controversy. Politicians yesterday said they welcomed the lifting of the ban.
Independent Democrats spokesperson Joe Mcgluwa said: "No better news for South Africa in this day and age. It was long overdue.
"We now call for action against those in the athletics fraternity who are responsible for her suffering.
"What she must do now is to lift her head and make the country proud. She must keep breaking the records.
"We wish her well for the future," Mcgluwa said.
Young Communist League spokesperson Gugu Ndima said: "We are happy for her. This decision has cleared stereotypes about the Western notions of what constitutes a woman.
"The IAAF decision brings to an end the wild speculations that were pushed and celebrated by those opposed to the progress and success of South Africa's historically disadvantaged individuals."
Semenya will be back on the track when she takes part in the World Junior Championship in Canada on July 19.