Caster Semenya returns to South Africa

Caster Semenya

Caster Semanya, the runner who won a gold and broke the world record in the 800-meter at the 2009 IAAF World Championships returned home to South Africa.

Thousand of fans and supporters sang and danced at the airport Tuesday in support of their athlete who is currently undergoing a gender verification test. Semenya was ordered by the IAAF officials to undergo the test to prove her gender that made her fellow South Africans upset.

Semenya arrived from Germany with other South African team mates after competing in Berlin. The 18-year-old runner was welcomed home by her parents, younger siblings and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of the country’s first black president Nelson Mandela.

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