Caster Semenya Rank
About Caster Semenya
Caster Semenya is a South African runner who took home a gold medal in the 800-meter event at the 2016 Summer OIympics. And whereas she has been very-successful throughout her career, she also dealt with a considerable degree of controversy along the way.
In 2015 she married a fellow athlete by the name of Violet Raseboya.
She was named South African Sportswoman of the Year in 2012.
Semenya became a gold medalist at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and 2012 Summer Olympics as a result of the disqualification of Mariya Savinova.
She also won a gold medal at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and 2017 IAFF World Championships.
Her career has been marred by allegations that she may actually be a man. This was in large part due to her exceptional progress in running and androgynous appearance.
In 2009 the IAFF ran sex-verification tests on her. And it was seemingly proven that she does possess some intersex traits. However, she had been allowed to retain the medals she has won.
In 2015 the IAFF began implementing rules whereas female athletes with certain levels of male hormones should take drugs to lower that amount. This was seen as the direct result of her personal test result. And she has appealed this decision.
Caster Semenya Rank
Caster Semenya's Popularity
Caster Semenya is a famous South African athlete, who was born on January 7, 1991. As a person born on this date, Caster Semenya is listed in our database as the 89th most popular celebrity for the day (January 7) and the 623rd most popular for the year (1991).
People born on January 7 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Caster Semenya is the 2620th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Caster Semenya's birthday, Caster Semenya is the 18642nd most famous American.
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