Mokgadi Caster Semenya AKA Caster Semenya is well known as a 2016 Olympic gold medalist. She is a South African middle-distance runner and has earned a gold medal the women’s 800 meters at the 2009 World Championships. She has also won the hearts of people from her incredible achievements in the 800 meters during 2011 World Championships, 2016 Summer Olympics and 2012 Su mmer Olympics. According to Caster Semenya wiki, she was born on born 7 January 1991 which makes Caster Semenya age be 28 as of now. Let’s explore in detail about the athlete biography in detail below:
Early Life and Education
The South African athlete was born in Ga-Masehlong (formerly named as Pietersburg) to the parents named Dorcus Semenya (mother) and Jacob Semenya (father). She spent her childhood age in Fairlie, a small village located in northern Limpopo province. The athlete is blessed with sour other siblings including three sisters and a brother.
Talking about her education, the Olympic medalist attended Nthema Secondary School. According to the information provided by Wikipedia, Caster Semenya is currently attending the University of North West studying sports science as her subject. She was keen on soccer and therefore started running but her fate has something special for her to rule the running sports.
Career and Professional Life
Caster Semenya won a gold medal in the 800 m during the 2008 World Junior Championships. The same year, she earned a gold medal during Commonwealth Youth Games finishing at 2:04.23. In 2009, she won both 800m and 1500m races during African Junior Championships finishing at 1:56.72 and 4:08.01 respectively. Within a year, she improved her own record and she was the leading racer of 800m at that time. During the 2009’s World Championships, she won a gold medal completing 800 meters at the record of 1:55.45 in the final.
Her quick improvement and amazing dramatic breakthroughs made questions arising about Caster Semenya gender. Because of her rapid athletic progression, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) asked to take a sex verification test of the South African athlete in order to confirm that she is a female. Caster Semenya gender test result was never revealed officially and the test was criticized by all the stakeholders. Many of the renowned public figures like Michael Johnson stand in the favor of her. Many journalists, political leaders, commentators and activists described the test as racist that was against the Semenya’s privacy and human rights.
The athlete was awarded the title “African Sportswoman of the Year Award ” in Sun City during the SA Sports Awards. During the South African National Championships, Semenya turned out to be the first runner to win Semenya became the first person to win all three of the 400m, 800m, and 1500m titles on 16 April 2016. Last year, she earned a bronze in the 1500 meters.
Caster Semenya is married to her long-term partner/ wife named Violet Raseboya by performing a traditional ceremony. The couple first met together in 2007 and an interesting incident is that Raseboya thought that she was a boy. Together, they have been supportive of each other for a decade and Caster states that her wife Violet is the only person who has supported her at her lowest point. The couple married in 2015 and their wedding ceremony was attended by their close friends, family members, siblings and some popular celebrities as well.
The South African female Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya height is five feet and ten inches (178cm) and her weight is balanced to 154 lbs (70 kg).
Salary and Net worth
Discussing her financial facts, let’s talk about Caster Semenya net worth and salary details. The Olympic gold medalist has earned a massive remuneration and money along with prestigious international titles and awards. Caster Semenya net worth is assumed to be few million in dollars.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of the South African athlete has been mentioned by Wikipedia and other reputed wiki sites as well. To catch her on social networking sites, you can follow the athlete on Twitter @caster800m and on Instagram @castersemenya800m. Caster Semenya Instagram profile has garnered more than 57.4k followers whereas she is followed by more than 70k Twitter users. For booking or business inquiries, send her an email to the address bookings [email protected].