Semenya switches lanes: Gold medallist starts surprising new career

Semenya switches lanes: Gold medallist starts surprising new career

- Gold medallist Caster Semenya has opted to switch things up, joining the JVW Football Club

- The beloved athlete couldn't be happier, saying that she is looking forward to her 'new journey'

- Club captain Janine van Wyk announced that the athlete will be making her debut on the soccer field in 2020

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Caster Semenya has left the track behind, joining forces with the JVW Football Club, on the verge of starting a new career in soccer. reported that Semenya had been facing pressure for her higher-than-normal testosterone levels, with a possibility that she would be forced to take hormone-regulating medication in order to stay in the game.

In true South African style, Semenya has apparently made the best of a bad situation with this unexpected lane change.

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In a statement released by the club, which is owned by Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk, Semenya commented:

“I am grateful for this opportunity, and I appreciate the love and support I already get from the team. I am looking forward to this new journey, and hopefully I can contribute as much as I can to the club.”

IOL reports that Van Wyk had confirmed Semenya will be making her official debut on the pitch next year, having already started training earlier this week.

The Guardian noted that her new captain had revealed that she is already impressed with Semenya's performance thus far, commenting on the new development:

“I am absolutely honoured that out of all the other women’s clubs around the world, she has chosen JVW as the club where she would like to start showcasing her football skills."

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