July 31, 2009 when Caster Semenya, the atletiekwereld for the first time, stunned stores. Eighteen is them when they are at the African youth championships in the 800 meter win in 1:56.72. Not only the best wereldjaartijd, a powdering of her personal record by nearly four (!) seconds. Eyebrows are gefronst, experts speak their doubts. Three weeks later, rushes Semenya at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Berlin onbedreigd to gold with a new world year best (1:55.45). Number two and three, the Kenyan Janeth Jepkosgei and britain's Jenny Meadows, will not be on the photo. “Watch this man”, fumes the Russian Maria Savinova, disappointing fifth in the final. “For me, this is not a woman. I feel so bad for the other athletes. It is useless to such a person the battle. This is not fair.”
Caster Semenya, ten years of controversy around her gender: Watch this man well, for me, this is not a woman
Athletics Mokgadi Caster Semenya. In the summer of 2009, she shot like a comet to the atletiekfirmament. Since, it's never silent around the South African athl
04 May 2019 Saturday 10:01
Athletics Mokgadi Caster Semenya. In the summer of 2009, she shot like a comet to the atletiekfirmament. Since, it's never silent around the South African athlete. Titles and medals collected them galore, but the cheers sounded rarely in unison. Last night came Semenya in the 800 meters at the Diamond League meeting in Doha (profit). Her last race before the hyperandrogene athlete back to the pills to her testosteronwaarden to keep under control. A look back at ten years of controversy surrounding her gender.