Caster Semenya (born January 7, 1991) is a South African Athlete, Middle-Distance Runner, and Olympic Medalist from South Africa. She gets a gold medal in the Olympics held in London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016). Furthermore, Caster sets new record in World Championship 2009 by completing 800m race in just 1:55.45.
In 2017, she breaks her own record by finishing the race in 1:55.16. Her remarkable victory brings controversy for her. However, Caster advised going for her gender and sex testing. She withdrew to participate in the International competitions in 2010.
Soon, IAAF grants her permission to come back on the racing track. Through, the sex verification IAAF wants to know that she is actually a female gender. Some confidential files leaked regarding her sexuality. Ms. Semenya has interred sex trait. Some suspicions aroused that she may use the drugs.
There is a magical improvement seen in her performance. As in 2018, IAAF comes with the new rules to reduce the testosterone levels by taking medicines. The rule applies to the athletes competing for 400, 800 and 1500 m races.
Then, Semenya files the suit against the IAAF calling the rules “unfair”. Meanwhile, the case hearing starts in February 2019. Now, the final decision of the court of arbitration rejected the plea of Caster. Actually, IAAF’s new laws are applicable from May 8, 2019.
Early Life, Profile & Parents
This Gold Olympic athlete was born on the 7th of January 1991 in Ga-Masehlong (Polokwane, South Africa). At present, Caster Semenya’s age is 28 years old (as of 2019). She spends her childhood days in Fairlie village. Moreover, her family has a father, mother, a brother, and three sisters.
Jacob Semenya (father) and Dorcus Semenya (mother) are Caster’s parents. Still, their names have not updated now.
In fact, she receives her schooling education from Nthema Secondary School. Caster is a Sports Science student at the University of North West. In her college, she took training for soccer.
Love Affairs, Lesbian Spouse & Girlfriend
She did not involve in too many relationships. Furthermore, Caster does not have a long list of the boyfriend. She began dating with her lesbian girlfriend Violet Raseboya. In fact, Semenya and her partner married in 2015.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Mokgadi Caster Semenya.|
|Nick name||Caster Semenya.|
|In The News For||Losses the IAAF testosterone regulation case in court in May 2019.|
|Age (As of 2019)||28 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 7, 1991.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Ga-Masehlong (Polokwane, South Africa).|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Social Media Account Stats||
Instagram: castersemenya800m(94.6K followers).
Twitter: caster800m (203K followers).
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Capricorn.|
|Current Residence||South Africa.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5′ 10″.
Centimeters: 178 cm.
Meters: 1.78 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 70 Kg.
Pounds: 154 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-25-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.|
|Medals||1. World Junior Championship, 2008 (800m, Gold).
2. African Championships, 2016 & 2018 (Gold).
3. African Games, 2015 (Brazzaville, 800m & Gold).
4. Gold in London Olympics (2012, 800m).
5. Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016 (800m, Gold Medal).
|Record Achievements||1. 400m- 49.62.
3. 800m- 1:54.25.
4. 1000m- 2:30.70.
Father: Jacob Semenya.
Mother: Dorcus Semenya.
|Siblings||Brother: One Bro (Name Not Known).
Sister: Three Sisters.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||Married Since 2015.|
|Husband/Spouse Name||Violet Raseboya.|
|Highest Qualification||Degree in Sports Science.|
|School||Nthema Secondary School.|
|Alma Mater.||University of North West.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Brad Pitt.
Actress: Emma Watson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||London.|
|Love to do||Driving, Traveling & Shopping.|
|Favorite Food||Sprouts, Salad & Protein food items.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$320,000 US Dollars.|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||$5K-6K USD.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||—|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Caster Semenya
- Wikipedia: Caster receives her first gold medal in World Junior Championship (2008).
- In the same year, she wins gold at Commonwealth Youth Championship.
- Though, she did not compete in Series V Track and Field even of 2010 due to her sex verification test.
- Moreover, she brings gold at the African Championships from 2016-18.
- However, she skips the 2010s Commonwealth games due to the injury.
- Semenya has awarded the “South African Sportswoman of the Year Award” (2012).
- Furthermore, she receives her award at the SA Sports Awards, Sun City.
- Figure Measurements: Caster Semenya’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m). Her body weight is around 70 kg (154 in Pounds).
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- She is also the part of Freedom day festivities and honored by bronze Order of Ikhamanga as on April 27, 2014.
- Additionally, she listed as the Women Athlete of the Year 2016 by IAAF.
- During the World Championships 2017 (London), she manages to win bronze.
- Actually, the British Magazine “New Statesman” inducted her in “50 People that Matter” (2010).
- She is the co-owner of PrincessD Menstrual Cup.
- Actually, she has started a “Caster Semenya Foundation”.
- Money Factor: Now, the African Runner’s Net worth is $300,000 US Dollars (as per 2019 financial year).