athletics Caster Semenya : Biography

Mokgadi Caster Semenya is a South African middle-distance runner born on January 7 1991 in Pietersburg now Polokwane in South Africa.
She is as tall as 1.70 m and weighs 64 kg.
This South African athlete had been the greatest specialist in the 800 meters of her time. Her  appearance and voice, especially male, have ben debated: the IAAF made her undergo gender tests a few hours before the final in Berlin. She was withdrawn from international competition until 6 July 2010 when the IAAF cleared her to return to competition. In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman included Semenya in a list of “50 People That Matter 2010”.The athlete is intersex with unusual production of testosterone and a syndrome of androgen insensitivity. She ranks second in the 2012 Olympic Games of London.

2009: 800 m 1st 1 min 55s 45 in the Berlin World Campionship. Gold medal
2011: 800 m  2nd 1 min 56s 35 in the Daegu World Championship. Siver medal
2012: 800 m  2nd 1 min 57s 23 in the Summer Olympic Games of London. Silver medal


800 m 1 min 55s 45 in the 2009 Berlin World Championship





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