South African sport icon Caster Semenya is taking it out on her ‘haters’
Athlete Caster Semenya has come out of her International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) appeal stronger and even more determined to win. Her tweet about her haters who “keep talking while she wins” has sent Twitter into overdrive.
On Tuesday, Semenya won her first race since her appeal against the IAAF’s ruling that she must reduce her naturally high testosterone levels if she is to compete in international races.
She won the 2,000m race at the Meeting de Montreuil in Paris, finishing ahead of Ethiopia’s Hawi Feysa and Adanench Anbesa, with a record time of 5:38:19.
The tweet has received more than 56,000 likes and has been shared 14,000 times as congratulatory messages keep pouring in. Here’s a glimpse of all the love she received.