Star Athlete Caster Semenya Shines, Unapologetically, for Nike!

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AllAfrica
Publisher:
AllAfrica
Publication Date:
11 September 2018
Tags:
Africa, South Africa, Athletics

After years of being vilified and harassed after her gender testing results were leaked following her victory at the 2009 World Athletics Championships, Caster Semenya has a response other than victory after victory (or this response when she won the SA Sportswoman of The Year Award).  Nike has embraced the athlete, and the new campaign features Semenya saying: "Will it be simpler if I stopped winning? Would you be more comfortable if I was less proud? Would you prefer I hadn't worked so hard? Or just didn't run? Or stopped at my first steps? That's too bad, because I was born to do this."


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