Semenya takes bride

South African athlete Caster Semenya who has been previously embroiled in a gender controversy, married her long-time partner in a glamorous white wedding ceremony on her own 26th birthday Sunday.

The 800m Olympic gold medallist wore a Prince Charming-style outfit to wed Violet Raseboya, who looked stunning in a traditional full-length white dress.

The 2016 Rio champ was pictured in a photo on her Instagram account holding a bouquet of flowers.

The two women had celebrated their union in a traditional ceremony in December 2015 in the northern province of Limpopo.

The South African first shot to international stardom in 2009 when she won the 800m at the World Championships in Berlin.

But she has been dogged by questions throughout her running career concerning her gender – as her body produces high levels of male hormones.

Her competitors had raised concern that the condition gave her an unfair advantage.
She was forced to undergo medical tests and barred from the track for nearly a year, before returning to win silver at the 2011 World Championships and 2012 London Olympics.

Caster’s ‘intersex’ condition of hyperandrogenism gives her testosterone levels that are three times those usually found in women and approaching those of a man. (The Sun)

9 Responses to Semenya takes bride

  1. Pbdos Ciana Price
    Pbdos Ciana Price January 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    WHAA??

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  2. kathy-Ann Clarke January 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Wow.. ok !!

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  3. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis January 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Nah! She is a woman in athletics and a man in marriage?

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  4. Elaine Vanhuis
    Elaine Vanhuis January 10, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    We think we know everything and in fact we are ignorant to so much. She is is who she is. She didn’t make herself, they are many more in the world like her. She has life and with it freedom to be herself.

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  5. Patricia Popo
    Patricia Popo January 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Richard Franklyn

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  6. Marc Goodridge
    Marc Goodridge January 10, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Neil Murrell

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  7. Michele Richards January 10, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I had to re-read this. So would this be homosexual relationship?

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    • harry turnover January 12, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Of course Semenya has FEMALE SEX ORGANS ….BUT she has SEMEN in her name,testosterone levels 3 times that of a woman ,hairy like a man,and looks like a man.,so maybe she felt more comfortable with a woman than being with a man.
      ….but that is your life girl live it up.

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  8. Hewers of wood January 11, 2017 at 3:12 am

    You will be surprise to know that there are many of the same out there. The marriage look heterosexual but………

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