Caster Semenya

1991 - Today

Caster Semenya

Mokgadi Caster Semenya OIB (born 7 January 1991) is a South African middle-distance runner and 2016 Olympic gold medalist. She won gold in the women's 800 metres at the 2009 World Championships with a time of 1:55.45, the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the 2017 World Championships in her new personal best, 1:55.16. After the doping disqualification of Mariya Savinova, she also was awarded gold medals at the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Summer Olympics, all in the 800 metres.Semenya is an intersex cisgender woman, assigned female at birth, with XY chromosomes and naturally elevated testosterone levels due to 5α-Reductase deficiency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caster Semenya has received more than 5,373,549 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 629th most popular athlete.

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Caster Semenya ranks 633 out of 2,090Before her are Frank Ullrich, Markus Rühl, Liv Grete Skjelbreid, Steve Ovett, Klaus Wolfermann, and Barbora Špotáková. After her are Mary Rand, Maurizio Damilano, Wolfgang Schmidt, Horace Ashenfelter, Emil Hegle Svendsen, and Trine Hattestad.

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Among people born in 1991, Caster Semenya ranks 49Before her are Alessandro Florenzi, Cristian Tello, Joe Alwyn, Evanna Lynch, Seohyun, and Lay Zhang. After her are Allan, Thomas Meunier, Ben Hardy, Andrej Kramarić, Luis Muriel, and Kiki Bertens.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Caster Semenya ranks 116 out of 220Before her are Neill Blomkamp (1979), Austin Stevens (null), Doug Serrurier (1920), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949), Richard Borcherds (1959), and Bessie Head (1937). After her are Maggie Laubser (1886), Johan Kriek (1958), William Kentridge (1955), Kevin Anderson (1986), Troye Sivan (1995), and Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Caster Semenya ranks 5Before her are Esther Brand (1922), Reggie Walker (1889), Bevil Rudd (1894), and Oscar Pistorius (1986). After her are Wayde van Niekerk (1992), Zola Budd (1966), Josia Thugwane (1971), Hestrie Cloete (1978), Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (1980), Elana Meyer (1966), and Luvo Manyonga (null).