South African Athletics

Caster Semenya ties the knot - PICTURES!

2017-01-09 08:00
Caster Semenya (Supplied)

Cape Town - Star South African 800m athlete Caster Semenya and long-time partner, Violet Raseboya, have officially tied the knot.

Semenya and Raseboya were the toast of Twitter on Saturday with pics of their wedding ceremony flooding social media.

Semenya first shot to stardom in 2009 when she won gold in the women's 800m at the IAAF's World Championships in Berlin, before being controversially subjected to gender testing. 

She was cleared and won the silver medal at the 2011 World Championship in Daegu as well as silver at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. 

In April 2016, as part of her preparations for the Rio Olympics, Semenya become the first person to claim the 400m, 800m and 1 500m titles at the South African National Championships.

In August, she cruised to the 800m gold medal in Rio in a time of 1:55.28, a personal best as well as a national record.

On Saturday however, she had other reasons to celebrate!

Our perfect day! #wedidit #married #ourweddingday #love #casviowedding

A photo posted by Mokgadi Mokgadi Mashishi (@castersemenya800m) on

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