I am a woman - Caster Semenya

By Drum Digital
25 July 2017

Caster was 18 when the gender tests happened.

26 year old South African middle-distance runner and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya recently opened about that painful and humiliating time when she was subjected to gender testing. Caster opened up about the issue in a recent Supersport interview with  Dr Ali Bacher.

Caster said she was baffled when at some point people though she had undergone a sex change and that her actual gender was male.

"How the hell can you change gender in the rural areas? I am a woman. We don't have good doctors, we are not rich to do such procedures," Caster said.

Caster who rarely opens up about the subject said it has always made her uneasy for people to question her gender and at the time of the gender tests she was confused as to why it was happening.

"I don't understand when you say I have an advantage because I am a woman. When I pee, I pee like a woman. I don't understand when you say I am a man or I have a deep voice," she said.

Caster was 18 when the gender tests happened.

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