Mid-distance runner Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without having to take testosterone-reducing medication after the Swiss Federal Tribunal ordered the International Association of Athletics Federations to suspend implementation of new regulations while Semenya's appeal is pending, CNN reported.
The athlete reacted by tweeting "Born a winner," and an image with the quote "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."
Semenya filed an appeal May 29 against the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field, according to ESPN.com . Her lawyers said she lodged an appeal with Switzerland's supreme court.
In May, in a two-to-one opinion, the international Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a proposed rule by the International Association of Athletics Federation ( IAAF ) that compels women with high levels of testosterone to take suppressants in order to compete in some women's races. National Center for Lesbian Rights Legal Director Shannon Minter called the opinion "cruel, unprincipled, and riddled with internal contradictions."