The 18-year-old South African runner came out of nowhere and easily won the gold medal in the 800 meters at the recent World Championships in Berlin.
But even before she stepped onto the track insiders were questioning the runners gender.
News reports out of England today suggest that Semenya showed elevated levels of testosterone in a drug test conducted prior to the world championships which prompted the the IAAF into a gender inquiry.
Semenya's coach, Ekkart Arbeit, also stepped into the spotlight as more information emerged which suggests that Arbeit was, "disgraced years ago for playing a lead role in the systematic doping programs of East German sports in the seventies and eighties," according to the Daily News.
In the meantime Semenya was treated to a hero's welcome when she returned to South Africa.
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