JOHANNESBURG – Following the decision of the IAAF to re-allocate medals of the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, SA’s Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen will now receive their gold and silver medals respectively.
The IAAF will be honouring the affected athletes at the upcoming World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
For Viljoen’s re-allocated silver medal, the IAAF plans to hold the ceremony on October 2 at the Khalifa Stadium at the beginning of the afternoon session, around 4.30pm.
And for Semenya, the IAAF will hand her medal to ASA in Doha. Athletics SA will in turn decide on the appropriate time, venue and date for an official handover to the athlete.
These upgrades are the results of disqualifications of the original medallists from Russia for doping violations.