Caster Semenya made headlines after a comfortable win at the Women’s 800 metres in 2016 Rio Olympics. However, being hyperandrogenic she may not be able to achieve that win again. The South African athlete has also faced criticisms over her sexuality, not only in respect to her participation in the race but also in regard to her marriage to fellow runner Violet Ledile Raseboya.
The couple reportedly got married in December last year. However, there are conflicting claims about the marriage with some media reporting it was just an engagement ceremony and not a wedding. According to Sport 24, there have been reports that Caster Semenya and Violet Raseboya got engaged in May 2014.
“I just got married a few months ago,” Semenya was quoted as saying by Sunday Times earlier this year. “With the support I get from my training partners, my wife, coach, fellow South Africans and the support system at the university, there’s no way you can’t be happy.”
“You the most person I always look up to.Very brave, strong, caring, humble and kind You are ur own CEO,” she wrote in one post.
In another she wrote, “I choose u And I’ll choose u over and over without pause Without a doubt I’ll keep choosing u You are my inspiration My motivator My supporter My Stregth GOODLUCK MASAI, GOODLUCK THEKU DO UR BEST AND GOD WILL DO THE REST…….”
It was eight long years of an on and off relationship before Caster Semenya and Violet Raseboya became serious about each other two years ago.
“Last year, when I told her I was ready to send my family to hers, she was happy, excited, she could not wait. We’ve been good friends. Relationships are all about a good friendship.”
According to a report by New York Times, Semenya was prohibited from entering the competition without undergoing tests confirming her gender. One of the Olympic officials even alleged that she was not 100 percent woman.
Despite these controversies, Violet Raseboya are Caster Semenya quite happy together. Below are some of their cute photos: