10 Facts about Caster Semenya

Friday, October 30th 2015. | Sports

Facts about Caster Semenya talk about the South African middle distance runner. She was born on January 7, 1991.  This woman is also a world champion runner. During the final show at the World championship, she was able to complete the 800 metres competition for women in just 1:55.45. Get other interesting facts about Semenya below:

Facts about Caster Semenya 1: the silver medals

During 2011 World Championships and 2012 Summer Olympics, Semenya obtained silver medals. They were for the 800 metres.

Facts about Caster Semenya 2: gender testing

Semenya was subject to gender testing after she won the World Championship in 2009. She had to stay away from any competition until July 6th, 2010. The negative issue surrounding Semenya was cleared so that IAAF let her follow the competition again.

Caster Semenya Runner

Caster Semenya Runner

Facts about Caster Semenya 3: the list of the people in 2010

Semenya was very important in 2010. Therefore, she was included in the list of 50 People that Matter in 2010 based on the report of New Statesman. It is a British magazine.

Facts about Caster Semenya 4: the place of birth

Do you know the place of birth of Semenya? She was born in a village called Ga-Masehlong in South Africa. She was raised in Fairlie village.

Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya

Facts about Caster Semenya 5: the childhood period

When she was a child, Semenya had a tomboyish appearance. In the family, she had a brother and three sisters.

Facts about Caster Semenya 6: the education

Before she attends University of Pretoria, she was educated at Nthema Secondary school. In the university, she is a sport science student.

Caster Semenya facts

Caster Semenya facts

Facts about Caster Semenya 7: the career of Semenya in 2008

In 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, she won gold for 800 meter. She completed it in 2:04.23. Check facts about Brian Lara here.

Facts about Caster Semenya 8: the career of Semenya in 2009

In 2009, she had bright career. She was the winner for both 800 meter and 1500 meter races in the African Junior Championship. She completed the 800 meter at 1:56.72, while the 500 meter race at 4:08.01.

Facts about Caster Semenya

Facts about Caster Semenya

Facts about Caster Semenya 9: the investigation

The investigation was conducted by IAAF or International Association of Athletics Federations after Semenya made dramatic improvement for eight seconds at 800 meter and 25 seconds at 1500 meter in 2009 competition. She suspected for having drug use. Semenya was asked to have a gender test too. Get facts about Caset Copua here.

Facts about Caster Semenya 10: the freedom day festivities

On 27 April 2014, the bronze Order of Ikhamanga was awarded to her.

Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya

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