Track Olympic trainees have enough to worry about—running, jumping, hurdling—and the last thing they should ever have to worry about is being questioned about their own gender. Take this from Olympian Caster Semenya, who was forced to undergo gender testing after her 2009 World Championship victory. Yep, this poor girl was questioned on whether or not she was a female. After becoming the world champ of the 800 meters, Semenya retreated and virtually disappeared for a 11 months, time in which she should have been reveling in the global glory a world champion should. But now she’s back and better than ever! Although it was a painful (and public) experience to go through, Semenya didn’t let it weigh her down, coming back as confident as ever to walk into the 2012 Summer Olympics proudly carrying the South African flag and striving for the gold. Some still question this Olympian’s gender, but as far as we’re concerned, we can’t wait to see this empowering woman come to London and reach the gold—she deserves it all!
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