Coach quits over Semenya sex storm

South Africa's athletics coach Wilfred Daniels has quit his job over the shoddy and disgraceful handling of the sex verification saga of World 800m champion Caster Semenya before her gold medal win in Berlin.

Daniels, who announced his resignation at the weekend, said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had noticed the teenager's phenomenal performance at the junior championships in Mauritius.

He told private radio station Talk Radio 702:
"Before Caster left for Berlin, she was then asked to go to a clinic here in Pretoria to undergo some of these tests but the tests were not explained to her properly.

"The normal urine or blood test - that is what she was told. According to the source that I spoke to, it was actually some sort of gender verification test that was done on her.

"Caster was put in this unenviable position where she had to endure what she had to endure because we didn't brief her properly, we didn't explain to her and we weren't proactive in anticipating what she might be confronted with when she came to Berlin," he said.
Athletics South Africa, which has denied tests were done on the athlete since the storm broke, told the radio station that proof of the allegations should be brought forward.

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