Caster Semenya will be looking to take advantage of her brief reprieve from the IAAF’s controversial female eligibility rules when she lines up in her favourite 800m event at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University in California on Sunday night.
It is the first time Semenya will race in the two-lap event since the Differences of Sexual Development (DSD) regulations were implemented, then temporarily placed on ice.
The race (10.47pm South African time) may also be her last for the time being as she awaits a decision by the Swiss Federal Court on whether the regulations should remain in force pending her appeal.
The IAAF last week made submissions to the Swiss court requesting the reversal of its super-provisional suspension of the rules relating to Semenya.
Semenya appealed the DSD regulations, which required female athletes with elevated levels of testosterone to lower it or face a ban in the events ranging from the 400m to the mile.