Blasts from the past: Semenya win in 2009 kicks off the fuss

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Blasts from the past: Semenya win in 2009 kicks off the fuss

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Today in SA sports history: August 19

1995 — Underdog Phillip Holiday stops Miguel Julio of Colombia in the 11th round to lift the vacant IBF lightweight crown at Sun City.

2009 — An 18-year-old Caster Semenya storms to victory at the world championships in Berlin to claim gold in 1min 55.45sec, sparking a long-standing dispute, initially over her gender and then her body’s ability to produce more testosterone than is considered normal for women...

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