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Caster Semenya Once Again Free to Trounce the Track Competition

Well slap my face and call me queer: Caster Semenya, South Africa’s intersex track star, will get to lace up her shoes once again. After nearly a year of invasive gender tests and media scrutiny, the International Association of Athletics Federations has cleared Semenya to return to competition — as a woman. Immediately.

Then again, as the AP notes, “it is unclear if she has had any medical procedure or treatment during her time away,” and with her medical records remaining confidential (as they should), we will probably never know. The IAAF had barred Semenya from competing until her test results were completed in June.