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Semenya's mother says runner 'is a girl'

Caster Semenya

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The world 800m champion Caster Semenya is attracting the scrutiny of the world's media who are questioning her gender.

The South African has been asked to have tests to make sure she is eligible to run as a woman.

The BBC's Jonah Fisher spoke to her mother Dorcus, and reports from South Africa.

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