South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya can race again with immediate effect, the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) announced on Tuesday.

Semenya has been unable to race since winning the women’s 800-metre world title in Berlin last August amid sex-test revelations.

The IAAF said tests initiated in 2009 had been concluded and it had decided “to accepts the conclusion of a panel of medical experts that she can compete with immediate effect.” The IAAF said it would make no further comment on the matter because “medical details of the case remain confidential.”

The 19-year-old has been undergoing hormone-based treatment for what is widely thought now to be an inter-sex condition.

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