Caster Semenya

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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 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.Semenya is an intersex woman, assigned female at birth, with XY chromosomes and naturally elevated testosterone levels caused by the presence of internal testes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caster Semenya has received more than 6,516,020 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Caster Semenya is the 1,008th most popular athlete (down from 633rd in 2019), the 164th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 116th in 2019) and the 7th most popular South African Athlete.

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Among athletes, Caster Semenya ranks 1,008 out of 3,055Before her are Yelena Romanova, Horace Ashenfelter, Claudia Losch, Helga Seidler, Kílian Jornet Burgada, and Ivan Tsikhan. After her are Bob Richards, Sabine Busch, Daniel Bautista, Haruki Uemura, Barney Ewell, and Richard Allen.

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Among people born in 1991, Caster Semenya ranks 87Before her are Karol G, Sun Yang, Choi Min-ho, Park So-dam, Eliaquim Mangala, and Juan Jesus. After her are Austin Butler, Aleksandr Kokorin, Princess Mako of Akishino, Allan, Matías Vecino, and Yassine Bounou.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Caster Semenya ranks 164 out of 312Before her are Enoch Sontonga (1873), Glynis Barber (1955), Benni McCarthy (1977), Dimas (1969), Albertina Sisulu (1918), and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949). After her are Zindzi Mandela (1960), Siphiwe Tshabalala (1984), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (1955), Athol Fugard (1932), Antjie Krog (1952), and Guy Tunmer (1948).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Caster Semenya ranks 7Before her are Esther Brand (1922), Reggie Walker (1889), Bevil Rudd (1894), Oscar Pistorius (1986), Sid Atkinson (1901), and Clarence Walker (1898). After her are Lillian Board (1948), Wayde van Niekerk (1992), Zola Budd (1966), Josia Thugwane (1971), Elana Meyer (1966), and Hestrie Cloete (1978).

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