Who is Caster Semenya?

Mokgadi Caster Semenya is a South African middle-distance runner and 2016 Olympic gold medalist. She won gold in the women's 800 metres at the 2009 World Championships and at the 2017 World Championships in her new personal best. She also won the silver medal at the 2011 World Championships in the 800 metres. She was the winner of the gold medal in the 800-metre events at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics.

What is Caster Semenya Famous for?

Caster Semenya is famous for a middle-distance runner. She has won several laurels including 2 Olympic gold medals in the 800m women's final. Her first made international headlines as an 18-year old, following her victory at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. It was announced that she had been subjected to sex testing at the 2009 World Championships. She was withdrawn from international competition until July 6, 2010, when the IAAF cleared her to return to competition. In 2010, the British magazine New Stateman included Semenya in a list of 50 People That Matter 2010.

Where did Caster Semenya grow up?

Caster Semenya was born on January 7, 1991, in Ga-Masehlong, a village in South Africa near Polokwane, called Ga-Semeny. She holds African nationality and belongs to African ethnicity. She grew up in the village of Fairlie, deep in South Africa's northern Limpopo province. She attended Nthema Secondary School and the University of North West as a sports science student. She began running as training for soccer.

Who are Caster Semenya's Family?

There is no information about her parents. She has three sisters and a brother.

What is Caster Semenya Body Features?

Caster Semenya height of 5 feet 1 inch (1.78m) tall and body weight is 70 kg.

Is Caster Semenya Married?

Caster Semenya is a married woman. She married to her long-term partner named Violet Raseboya, is a cross-country runner in South Africa. They had met in a restroom way back in 2007. They dated for a long while and with support from their parents, they got married traditionally in December 2015 in Ga-Dikgale in the Capricorn District of Limpopo. They eventually celebrated their white wedding in January 2017 with a lavish ceremony held at Chez Charlene Wedding Venue in Pretoria.

How much is Caster Semenya's Net Worth?

Caster Semenya first major win at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, she received $60,00, prize money. There is no information about her net worth and salary but will be updated soon.

How many Awards has Caster Semenya won?

Caster Semenya won the gold medal in the 800-metre events at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2012, she was awarded South African Sportswoman of the Year Award at the SA Sports Awards in Sun City. She received the bronze Order of Ikhamanga on April 27, 2014, as part of Freedom Day festivities. In 2016, the IAAF announced that she was shortlisted for women's 2016 World Athlete of the Year.