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Report: Caster Semenya has back injury

Updated: August 11, 2011, 2:40 PM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Caster Semenya withdrew from the World Student Games because of a back problem two weeks before she is to defend her 800-meter title at the world championships.

Glen Bentley, chairman of University Sports South Africa, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Semenya met with a team coach and manager last week to tell them she wouldn't be able to compete at the Chinese meet, which starts Friday.

"She said it's a niggling problem that may potentially lead to an injury," ...

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