Gender row runner Semenya shattered by her predicament

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Johannesburg, Sep.16 (ANI): Sex test runner Caster Semenya is "completely shattered" by claims she is half male, her spokeswoman said.

The 800m world champion has shut herself away at her university amid claims that International Association of Athletics Federations gender tests proved she had internal testes and no womb, reports The Mirror.

Athletics South Africa official Phiwe Mlangeni-Tsholetsane said she was struggling to come to terms with being humiliated on a global scale and has been placed on suicide watch.

She said: "Caster is completely shattered by all that has been said about her.

"She gets all the newspapers and reads them thoroughly. She has cable TV in her bedroom so there is no escape from all of this."

The saga began four weeks ago at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin when the South African's masculine looks and superb performances sparked talk that she might be male. (ANI)

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