Black History Month- Caster Semenya

12th October 2017

Black History Month- Caster Semenya

"God made me the way I am and I accept myself. I am who I am and i'm proud of myself"

Semenya won gold in the women’s 800 metres at the 2009 World Championships with a time of 1:55.45 in the final. 

She also won silver medals at the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Summer Olympics, both in the 800 metres.

In 2009 she was subjected to gender testing and withdrawn from international competitions until 2010 when the IAAF approved her return. 

Semenya recently married her long- time partner Violet Raseboya.

Semenya is of intersex gender, and is an inspiration to intersex and transgender people across the world. 

Written on 12th October 2017.