The South African Sports Ministry says 800-metre world champion Caster Semenya will keep her gold medal, and that the results of her gender tests will be kept confidential.

The ministry also says international track authorities have agreed to allow Semenya to keep her prize money.

On Wednesday, the IAAF said the gender tests performed on Semenya had not yet been completed. The body had been expected to announce its findings on Friday.

Before the 800 final in Berlin, the IAAF said it had ordered gender tests because of Semenya’s muscular build and rapid improvement in times. The case set off a storm in South Africa, and the IAAF was accused of violating her privacy.


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