Caster Semenya

1991 - Today

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Mokgadi Caster Semenya OIB (born 7 January 1991) is a South African middle-distance runner and winner of two Olympic gold medals and three World Championships in the women's 800 metres. She first won gold at the World Championships in 2009 and went on to win at the 2016 Olympics and the 2017 World Championships, where she also won a bronze medal in the 1500 metres. After the doping disqualification of Mariya Savinova, she was also awarded gold medals for the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.Following Semenya's victory at the 2009 World Championships, she was made to undergo sex testing, and cleared to return to competition the following year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caster Semenya has received more than 7,564,378 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Caster Semenya is the 2,658th most popular athlete (down from 1,412th in 2019), the 259th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 167th in 2019) and the 16th most popular South African Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 38.03

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Caster Semenyas by language

Over the past year Caster Semenya has had the most page views in the with 639,924 views, followed by German (79,826), and French (61,754). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are West Frisian (145.36%), Egyptian Arabic (90.32%), and German (82.75%)


Among athletes, Caster Semenya ranks 2,658 out of 6,025Before her are Frank Shakespeare, Albert Arnheiter, Ernő Kolczonay, Christine Scheiblich, Timur Taymazov, and Stacy Dragila. After her are Millard Hampton, Estela Rodríguez, Nicolae Juravschi, Frank Fisher, Ramil Guliyev, and Amantle Montsho.

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Among people born in 1991, Caster Semenya ranks 204Before her are Carter Cruise, Łukasz Skorupski, Alexandra Shipp, G.E.M., Jeffrey Bruma, and Tolga Sarıtaş. After her are Tornike Shengelia, Gōtoku Sakai, Ramiro Funes Mori, Toby Fox, Tomáš Satoranský, and Luis Salom.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Caster Semenya ranks 259 out of 454Before her are Theuns Jordaan (1971), Joost van der Westhuizen (1971), Zola Budd (1966), Stanley Skewes (1899), Trevor Noah (1984), and Zanele Muholi (1972). After her are Quinton Fortune (1977), MacBeth Sibaya (1977), Pierre Issa (1975), Bryan Habana (1983), John Moshoeu (1965), and Sasha Pieterse (1996).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Caster Semenya ranks 16Before her are Christian Gitsham (1888), Clarence Walker (1898), Wayde van Niekerk (1992), Clarence Oldfield (1899), Daphne Hasenjäger (1929), and Zola Budd (1966). After her are Josia Thugwane (1971), Kelsey-Lee Barber (1991), Frantz Kruger (1975), Hestrie Cloete (1978), Elana Meyer (1966), and Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (1980).