Semenya claims 30th consecutive victory

Caster Semenya warned followers that her cellphone number had been hacked.

South African athlete Caster Semenya.


DOHA - Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya triumphed in her final race before the new IAAF gender rules come into effect.

Semenya won her 30th successive race over the distance in 1min 54.98sec.

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She was running at the Diamond League meeting in Doha two days after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected her appeal to get the governing body's (International Association of Athletics Federations) new regulations thrown out.

Semenya must now begin taking medication to lower her testosterone levels if she wishes to compete over that distance based on the new rules, which CAS said on Wednesday were necessary to ensure fair competition.

Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba clocked 1min 57.75sec for second place and Ajee Wilson of the United States came in third in 1min 58.83sec.