Caster Semenya makes TIME magazine's 100 most influential people list

Caster Semenya makes TIME magazine's 100 most influential people list

Mzansi's Olympic Gold medallist, Caster Semenya, has been named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential people in the world.

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It's such an honour for Mzansi' sports star, Caster Semenya. The athlete is famous for her Olympic gold medals in the 800m sprint and also 1 500m long-distance tracks..

Caster made the iconic publication's category alongside Taylor Swift, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga and Spike Lee.

Other famous SA personalities who made the list were President Cyril Ramaphosa and Trevor Noah, who also featured last year.

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Mzansi is really proud of the super sports star and took to Twitter to congratulate her. Here are some of the tweets trending on Twitter.

Congratulations to our Mzansi legend.

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A month ago, Briefly.co.za reported that the United Nations Human Rights Council is reportedly showing support for Caster Semenya. The body passed a resolution to support Semenya and her participation in athletics. The resolution was tabled by South Africa.

Independent Online reported that the resolution was co-sponsored by several countries, including Iceland, India and Canada. According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, the resolution was addressed at condemning discrimination against women and girls in sport.

This comes as Semenya and the IAAF have become involved in a legal battle over proposals to change the regulations applying to the testosterone levels of female athletes. These regulations would force athletes with levels of testosterone above a certain level to forcibly decrease their testosterone in order to compete.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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