Caster Semenya is set to appear as Sevententh icon of the acclaimed short-film series ‘21 ICONS’ season 3 this Sunday (January 17th, 2016) on SABC1.
The 24-year-old middle-distance runner and world champion has been selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season III as an individual whose life serves as an inspirational example to others to never give up and pursue your dreams despite hardships. She strives to serve her community a through her sports foundation and setting an example of living positively.
Caster founded the Caster Semenya Foundation through which she trains and assists young athletes; “I know what it takes to be a world champion so I just want to give young kids an opportunity to taste what I have tasted. That’s what I want in my heart.”
FYI: Caster Semenya as born in Polokwane in 1991, she was raised in the village of Fairlie, Moletjie deep in northern Limpopo. Growing up with three sisters and a brother, Semenya was a tomboy as a young child. She attended Nthema Secondary School and began training as a runner when she took up soccer as a sport.
Watch Caster Semenya on on SABC 3 at 19h27. The episode will repeat the next day at 17h57 on the same channel.