South Africa’s top best female athlete, Caster Semenya, has, for the very first time, publicly lashed out on all her haters.
Caster Semenya, who was crowned sportswoman of the year at the SA Sports Awards on Sunday night, dished out a striking ‘tsek,” to all her critics.
“They say she talks like a man, she walks like a man, she runs like a man… ‘tsek,” she quipped.
Semenya’s hyperandrogenism made her a public figure especially during the just concluded 2016 Rio olympic which had her enduring humiliating gender tests to prove she is female.
The IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) even enacted a policy that “restricted the permitted levels of testosterone, which occur naturally high in some women. That condition is called “hyperandrogenism”
She was at the time, the most talked about Olympic athletes. Nevertheless she withstood all criticism and went ahead to win the 800m gold.
Athletes at this year’s Olympic Games, Semenya complained bitterly that she had an unfair advantage due to her high testosterone levels.
Determined to improve herself and work hard to achieve her dreams, the Limpopo athlete, not only finished a degree in sports science, she married her long-time lover, Violet Raseboya and is preparing to marry her for the second time at Christmas.
Semenya and Raseboya have known one another since they were teenagers,
The couple were married in a traditional ceremony last year, in their home province of Limpopo but are planning a white wedding next month. Semenya and Raseboya have known one another since they were teenagers.
In an interview with news reporters earlier this year, Caster Semenya said, With the support she gets “from my training partners, my wife, coach, fellow South Africans and the support system at the university, there’s no way you can’t be happy.”