Caster Semenya is a three-time Olympic World Champion. She has broken several records and has collected a slew of gold medals. Back in 2010, British Magazine even included her in the list of “50 People That Matter 2010”.
However, her accomplishments and physique have raised questions about her sexuality. Even Fox News reporter Carley Shimkus labeled her as transgender on last Wednesday. Later the reporter issued an official apology.
Semenya has been facing lots of criticism and harassment about her body over the years. It is believed that her body naturally produces much more testosterone than a normal female.
Lately, The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has instructed her to take medication to reduce her testosterone level. Only then she will be able to participate in 800m.
Following the loss of her case against IAAF regulations, Caster Semenya tweeted a quote inferring she wants to walk away. Fans are now urging her to “never give up” and “fight until the end”.
What are Caster Semenya nationality and ethnicity? How much is Caster Semenya net worth? Is she married? Who is her husband?
Here is everything you need to know about this world champion. As we begin with Caster Semenya wiki, bio, age, height, hold on to see her earnings and net worth of 2019.
Mokgadi Caster Semenya
28 years old
For early education, Caster Semenya attended Nthema Secondary School. After graduating from high school, she went to North-West University. At present, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports science.
Semenya started running while training for soccer. Her career officially began in 2008 when she participated in 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics. She won a gold medal in that competition.
Following that milestone, she kept improving and won the 2009 African Junior Athletics Championships. In the same year, she bagged 2009 World Championships in Athletics with the fastest record of 2009.
Since then, Caster Semenya is a regular athletic in national, regional, and international competitions.
- Father: Jacob Semenya
- Mother: Dorcus Semenya
Besides her parents, Semenya also has three sisters and one brother in her family. She spent her childhood playing with her siblings in the village of Fairlie.
1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Approx. 70 kg (154 lb)
Married and partner
World Champion Caster Semenya is married to her long-term partner Violet Ledile Raseboya. She is a 33-year-old athlete from South Africa.
Similar to her partner, Raseboya is a cross-country runner. The two got married in 2015. At their wedding, Semenya was dressed as a groom while Raseboya rocked a traditional white wedding gown with a big hair-bun.
Whether this married couple has a child is not confirmed. They have been together for roughly four years as of 2019.
According to sources, Caster Semenya met her partner in a restroom. The story dates back to 2007. After dating for nearly seven years, the couple tied the knot at Ga-Dikgale in the Capricorn District of Limpopo. Semenya and her wife Raseboya officially celebrated their wedding in January 2017 at Chez Charlene Wedding Venue in Pretoria.
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Caster Semenya Net Worth
Back in 2009, Caster won $60,000 cash prize for winning 2009 World Championships in Berlin. Furthermore, she holds an accolade of 2-time Olympic gold medalist.
Combining her prize money from different competitions, we can guarantee that Caster Semenya has a net worth of several thousand dollars. The accurate net worth figure is currently under review.
Not to forget, athletes earn handsome bucks from endorsements and sponsorships of sports brands. Caster Semenya’s net worth figure will be updated on this page after the audit.
Caster Semenya wiki-bio
- She was born on 7 January 1991 in Pietersburg.
- She is an alumnus of North-West University.
- In 2010, she was included in the list of “50 People That Matter 2010”.
- She is married to her long-term partner Violet Ledile Raseboya.
- In 2012, she was given South African Sportswoman of the Year Award.
- In 2016, she was shortlisted in the list of women’s 2016 World Athlete of the Year.