September 18 - More revelations about how Caster Semenya, the world 800 metres champion, has been treated by Athletics South Africa (ASA) will emerge next week, former team manager Wilfred Daniels has claimed.
As insidethegames reported earlier this week, Daniels revealed that ASA general manager Molatelo Malehopo had authorised gender verification tests on the 18-year-old and the results allegedly showed high levels of testosterone in her body.
Daniels alleges the tests took place at the Medforum Clinic in Sunnyside, Pretoria, a few days before Semenya left South Africa for Europe.
It was alleged that Malehopo and ASA President Leonard Chuene were informed by team doctor Harold Adams to withdraw Semenya from the World Championships but refused.
But they subsequently claimed that Semenya was tricked into undergoing the gender tests by the world governing body International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
But Daniels, who alleged that Semenya was subjected to a humiliating two-hour gender examination by ASA, that included having her genitals photographed, claimed that there would be further embarrassing details emerge next week.
He said: “We believe this is about Caster and the trauma she was forced to go through because of a lack of openness on our side.
"We will make necessary comments when the time is right and that should be next week some time.”
Chuene has ordered an investigation into the allegations that Semenya was tested before Berlin.
He said: "We will make a follow-up on those names to establish what tests were done and by whom, when and how."
Semenya has hired Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on the recommendation of Makhenkesi Stofile, South Africa’s Sports Minister.
The firm will represent and advise her for free on her human rights and her rights as an athlete, the firm said.
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