Caster Semenya has filed her appeal against the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in favour of the IAAF, adding that the governing body “will not drug me”.
Semenya’s legal team has submitted an appeal at the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, following the judgement by the CAS that allows the IAAF to implement new female classification regulations.
The new rules effectively takes Semenya out of her main events, the 800m and 1 500m, unless she takes medication that reduces her high levels of testosterone.
Semenya has insisted throughout that she intends to continue fighting the ruling.
“I am a woman and I am a world-class athlete. The IAAF will not drug me or stop me from being who I am,” the 800m Olympic champion said in a statement on Wednesday evening.