One year out from the London Olympics, Caster Semenya is perhaps the biggest wild card in the history of track and field. Will we see the Semenya of 2009 who looked unbeatable and destined to break the nearly three decade old 800-meter world record? Or has the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) forced her to undergo some feminizing medical treatment, in order to be allowed to compete as a woman, that will progressively slow her down? Semenya is simply an unknown, just as she was coming into the '09 world track and field championships.
So this week's much anticipated news about South African women's world 800-meter champ Caster Semenya turns out to be that there is no news on the most controversial issue: whether Semenya will be allowed to continue competing as a female.
A lot of people have been outraged by the gender verification testing that South African athlete Caster Semenya has been put through, and have been trying to be supportive of her; but in doing so, they often further prejudice against the very thing which she appears to be: intersex.