Cape Town - Caster Semenya says that she's humbled to be
nominated alongside a host of stars for the Sportswoman of the Year award at the upcoming
Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco, to be held in late February.
The current Olympic and world 800m champion gave her thoughts on her
nomination, where she'll go up against the likes of tennis superstar Serena
Williams, fellow athlete Allyson Felix, swimmer Katie Ledecky, skier
Mikaela Shiffrin and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza.
"It is an amazing feeling. I feel privileged
and honoured to receive an opportunity like this," said Semenya.
She then went on to acknowledge the role that her
faith plays in her achievements as well as the support that she's received, in
all spheres, not just in South Africa but around the world.
"I'm looking forward to the Awards and I
feel blessed to be nominated among the best ladies in the world and
congratulations to each and every nominee, God bless them and thank you to
Laureus for the recognition," she added.