The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting that Semenya won't be there to collect the award, which she's finally been awarded after the race's original winner, Russian athlete Mariya Savinova, was disqualified for doping.

The South-African runner is currently awaiting the verdict of her appeal against a ruling that she would have to take testosterone reducing medication in order to compete in female events.

It's been widely reported that Semenya has intersex traits and the IAAF have introduced a new ruling stating that medication is required for those with differences in sexual development if they're competing in events from 400 metres to a mile length.

"Congratulations to our athletes for their achievements and for being honoured as clean athletes," ASA president Aleck Skhosana said in a media statement.

"We are happy that the IAAF now offers a chance to the rightful winners a podium celebration in front of a capacity stadium, which the cheats denied them at the original competition."