Mokgadi Caster Semenya is a world champion and South African runner who won gold medal at the 2009 World Championships in the women’s 800 metres final with a record time of 1:55.45. She participated and won gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in the 800 m. She started participating major events in 2008 World Junior Championships. Semenya secured silver medals both in the 800 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2011 World Championships. After her 2009 World Championships victory, she had been subjected to gender testing by the official announcement. IAAF gave her clean-sheet on 6 July 2010. Semenya was included in the list of “50 People That Matter 2010” by the British magazine New Statesman. But, where women have set standards of beauty and grace to match up to, she has faced criticism since her childhood because, as her father stated, ‘She wouldn’t wear dresses and sounds like a man on the phone,’ and her butch ways even led to suspicions and gender verification tests.