Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya has revealed that she is not ashamed” of being “different.
Speaking in an interview on CBS with Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil, Caster said “For me I believe if you are a woman, you are a woman”.
This comes after the medalist released her new memoir, the indignities of gender verification, and her future as an olympic runner.
Semenya, 32, was born with differences of sexual development (DSD). She has an elevated level of testosterone – a hormone that increases muscle mass and strength.
“No matter the differences you have. I have realised I want to live my life and fight for what I think and I believe in myself.”
Semenya who is believed to be the greatest of all time, has won Olympic 800m gold in 2012 and 2016 and is a three-time world champion over the same distance