Caster Semenya Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Records, Net Worth, Family, Career & More


Caster Semenya Biography

Caster Semenya – Mokgadi Caster Semenya OIB is a South African middle-distance runner who was born on January 7, 1991. She is the winner of two gold medals at the Olympic Games and three world championships in the women’s 800 meter race.

She won the gold medal for the first time at the World Championships in 2009, and she went on to win the gold medal at both the Olympics in 2016 and the World Championships in 2017, where she also won a bronze medal in the 1500 meters event. Mariya Savinova was granted gold medals at both the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics after she was found to have used performance-enhancing drugs and was subsequently disqualified.

Caster Semenya Biography & Personal Details

NameCaster Semenya
Full NameMokgadi Caster Semenya
Date Of Birth7 January 1991
Ga-masehlong, South Africa/
Age 32 years old (As 2023)
Birth Sign Capricorn
Gender Female
SchoolNthema Secondary School
University of Pretoria/
North-West University
Education QualificationGraduation
HobbiesPlaying football, Workout, Fitness and Watching Movies 
NationalitySouth African
ProfessionSprinter, Middle-distance runner, Track and field athlete
Debut 2008 World Junior Championships in the 800 m
Event(s)800 metres
1500 metres
CoachSamuel Sepeng
MedalsAthletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s 800 metres
Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women’s 800 metres,
Athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – Women’s 1500 metres,
Athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – Women’s 800 metres
Records400m: 49.62 NR.
600m: 1:21.77 WB.
800m: 1:54.25 NR.
1000m: 2:30.70 NR.
1500m: 3:59.92 NR.

Caster Semenya Family, Relationship and Afair

Semenya was born in the South African town of Ga-Masehlong, which is located close to Polokwane (formerly known as Pietersburg). He spent his childhood in the South African settlement of Fairlie, which is located deep within the northern Limpopo province. She is the youngest of four sisters, and she also has a brother.

Caster Semenya with her Parents

Violet Raseboya, Semenya’s long-term girlfriend, and she tied the knot in a traditional ceremony in December 2015, and then again in January 2017 in a civil wedding.

Caster Semenya with her Female Spouse

They disclosed that their daughter was born in the year 2020, and that Violet Raseboya was the mother.

Caster Semenya with her Daughter

Family & Marital Status

Marital StatusMarried 
Marriage DateDecember 2015
ParentsMother-Dorcus Semenya
Father-Jacob Semenya
SiblingsBrother-Thabang Semenya
Sister-Nkele Semenya
Spouse/HusbandViolet Raseboya
ChildrenDaughter-Ora Semenya

Physical Measurement

Height (Approx.)In Centimeters –178 cm
In Meters-1.78 m
In Feet and Inches –5’10”
Weight (Approx.) In Kg –73 kg
In Pounds –161 lbs
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBrown

Caster Semenya Career

  • During the month of July, Semenya competed in the 800 meter race at the 2008 World Junior Championships; however, she did not make it into the finals. She finished the race in 2 minutes and 4.23 seconds, earning her the gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.
  • Track and Field News ranked Semenya as the best woman to compete in the 800 meter race in 2009, and they announced their decision in December of that year.
  • After she triumphed at the world championships, many people began to speculate regarding her sexual orientation. Her rapid gains were called into question after she won the African Junior Championships just one month earlier and set a new personal best in the 800 meter race by beating it by four seconds.                                                                                                                     
  • The combination of her tremendous athletic growth and her outward look led World Athletics, which was formerly known as the IAAF, to request that she undergo a sex verification test in order to determine if she was a female or not.
  • On September 7, 2009, Semenya’s coach Wilfred Daniels quit from his position with Athletics South Africa (ASA). Daniels thought that ASA “did not advise Ms. Semenya properly,” and he was upset about this.
  • He expressed his regret that he had been unable to personally safeguard her. On September 19, 2009, ASA President Leonard Chuene revealed that Semenya had been tested while he was in charge of the organization.
  • Because the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had not yet made public its findings from Semenya’s sex test at the time, Semenya was not permitted to compete in the local Yellow Pages Series V Track and Field event that was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in March of 2010.
  • Caster Semenya was selected to carry the flag of her country during the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in 2012 in London. After that, she competed in the women’s 800 meters event of these games and won the silver medal with a timing of 1 minute and 57.23 seconds, which was her best time of the season.
  • At the 2017 World Championships, which were held in London, Semenya won the 1500-meter event and took home the bronze medal. In addition, she triumphed in the women’s 800 meter race, taking home the gold medal.
  • Semenya made the announcement in 2020 that she will be competing in the 200-meter event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This decision was made in order for her to circumvent the rule that prohibited athletes from competing in the 400-meter or one-mile events.
  • In order for Semenya to be eligible for the 200-meter race, she would have needed to run the event in a time of at least 22.80 seconds. Prior to that, she had already triumphed at the South African championship in the 5000-meter race in 2019.
  • Semenya said on the 15th of April 2021 that she will not be attempting to meet the qualification criteria for the 200-meter race in Tokyo 2020.
  • In the 5000-meter race that took place on the 28th of May, 2021, Semenya ran a personal best of 15:32.15, which was 22 seconds slower than the speed that was required to compete at the Olympics.
  • At the 2022 World Athletics Championships, which were held in Eugene, Oregon, Semenya competed in the 5,000-meter race. It had been since 2017 that she had last competed on a large international stage.
  • As a result of her performance in her semifinal heat, in which she finished almost a minute behind the race leader, she was eliminated from contention.
  • World Athletics had earlier modified its standards for Semenya and other athletes with specific diseases of sex development even more severe in March 2023. The organization required affected persons to drop their testosterone levels below a threshold of 2.5 nmol/L for at least 24 months prior to competing in order to qualify for the new restrictions.
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Caster Semenya Net Worth:

Net Worth (Approx.)$6 Million in 2023
Monthly Income and Salary$40,000
Yearly Income and Salary$0.5 Million

Caster Semenya Cars Collection:

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