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Semenya speaks out

Published:Friday | November 13, 2009 | 6:27 PM

South African runner Caster Semenya says she isn\'t comfortable with the fame she has acquired since her world championship title was overshadowed by gender test revelations.

Semenya won the women\'s 800 meters at the World Championship in Berlin on August 19.

Semenya says people are just staring at her now.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is currently reviewing gender test results to determine whether Semenya is eligible to compete as a woman.

The IAAF has refused to confirm or deny Australian media reports that the tests indicate Semenya has both male and female sex organs.

The 18-year-old Semenya won the 800-metre world title in a season\'s best one minute, 55.45 seconds. Before the final, the IAAF said it had ordered gender tests be conducted on Semenya because of her muscular build and rapid improvement in times.