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

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South African middle-distance runner Mokgadi Caster Semenya, born on January 7, 1991, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. In 2009, Caster Semenya’s gender became the subject of an international uproar.

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

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

Likewise, she also ran in African championships and games. Semenya has managed to garner massive success in all of the competitions.

South African Athlete Caster Semenya (Source: Pinterest)
South African Athlete Caster Semenya (Source: Pinterest)

Caster is one of the best runners and 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 overwhelming media and public attention. 

Recently she entered in 5000 m race at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

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

Caster Semenya | Quick Facts 

Full Name Mokgadi Caster Semenya
Birth Date January 7, 1991
Birth Place Pietersburg, South Africa
Nick Name Cobra
Religion Christian
Nationality South African
Ethnicity African
Education North-West University
Horoscope Capricorn
Father’s Name Dorcus Semenya
Mother’s Name Jacob Semenya
Siblings Five
Age 33 Years Old
Height 5 feet 10 inches, (177 cm), (1.77 m)
Weight 70 kg (154 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Build Athletic
Profession Middle-Distance Runner
Country Representation South Africa
Events 800 meters, 1500 meters
Sexual Orientation Intersex Cisgender Woman
Marital Status Married 
Wife Violet Raseboya
Kids One
Net Worth $2 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  The Gentlewoman Magazine Issue 21, The Run For Life – Kindle Edition
Last Update May 2024
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My name is Urusha Niroula. I have been working as a writer at since September 2020. I have always had a great fondness for English writing, speaking, and reading. Furthermore, my hobbies include going on walks and short rides, watching Netflix, and sometimes sitting idly.

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