Caster Semenya Bio: Wife, Child, Debate & Net Worth

Caster Semenya is a professional middle-distance runner who has competed in the Olympics and World Championships.

She won two gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Besides that, she is the recipient of several gold medals. 

The athlete is from South Africa and has represented her country in the Olympics and Continental Cup. Furthermore, she has participated in Commonwealth Games.

Likewise, she also ran in African Championship And Games. Semenya has managed to garner huge success in all of the competitions.

Gold Medalist Caster Semenya
South African Athlete Caster Semenya With Her Olympic Gold Medal

Moreover, Caster is one of the best runners, and she was deemed too fast to be a woman.

The doubts about her sex rose when she beat her previous record and made quick improvements. Hence, the IAAF ordered a sex verification test.

The test request came right after she won gold at the 2009 World Championship. Although the request was confidential, some sources leaked the information.

As a result, Caster received an overwhelming amount of media and public attention. 

Before getting into details about the gold medalist runner’s life and career, here are some quick facts about her.

Quick Facts: 

Full NameMokgadi Caster Semenya
Birth DateJanuary 7, 1991
Birth PlacePietersburg, South Africa
Nick NameCobra
NationalitySouth African
EducationNorth-West University
Father’s NameDorcus Semenya
Mother’s NameJacob Semenya
Age Years Old
Height5 feet 10 inches
Weight154 lb. (70 kg)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
ProfessionMiddle-distance runner
Country RepresentationSouth Africa
Events800 meters, 1500 meters
Sexual OrientationIntersex Cisgender Woman
Marital StatusMarried 
WifeViolet Raseboya
Net Worth$2 million
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
Merch The Gentlewoman Magazine Issue 21, The Run For Life – Kindle Edition
Last UpdateNovember, 2022

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