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Semenya recovering from injury, aiming for worlds

June 18, 2013

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The suspended president of Athletics South Africa says Caster Semenya is recovering from a knee injury and will be ready for the world championships.

James Evans also criticized the national Olympic committee for “inexplicably” leaving her off a list of athletes to be given funding.

Evans says the Olympic 800-meter silver medalist and former world champion “is confident of being in shape to perform at her best” at the worlds in Moscow in August.

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said last month that Semenya was not in its high-performance group because she was not training or competing.

South African athletics is mired in internal problems, with Evans and the track federation’s board suspended by the Olympic committee in a move the IAAF has questioned.

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