OREANDA-NEWS. Two-time Olympic champion in run on 800 m caster Semenya decided to become a football player. She signed a contract with the South African team JVW, the press service of the team. The athlete will train prior to the opening of the registration period in January.

28-year-old Semenya will not be able to play for the team this year, as the period of application has ended. The club plays in the South African semi-professional League in the standings he is in second place.

"I am grateful for this opportunity, and I appreciate the support that you already receive from the team. I look forward to new adventures and hope to be able to bring to the club something new," said Semenya.

Semenya specializiruetsya in run on distances of 800 and 1500 m. On 800-metrovke it is a two-time winner of the Olympic games (2012, 2016) and world Championships.

In may Semenya appealed to the Federal court of Switzerland on the decision of the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected her claim to the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) under the new rules of admission to the competition on distances from 400 m to a mile sportswomen with a high level of testosterone. In June, the Swiss Federal court temporarily suspended the admission rules in relation to the Seed, and in July, reversed that decision, therefore, Semenya can't compete at the world Championships in 2019 in Doha.