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South African Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya marries longtime girlfriend

Semenya won the 800m race at 2016's Rio Oylmpics

South African Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya marries longtime girlfriend
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Violet Raseboya and Caster Semenya at the celebration

South African runner Caster Semenya married her longtime partner Violet Raseboya in a beautiful traditional ceremony over the weekend.

The celebration was held in Pretoria, with Semenya in a fitting blue velvet kurta-style top and Raseboya in a elegant floral white gown.

Our perfect day! #wedidit #married #ourweddingday #love #casviowedding

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Love that is unbreakable! #love #ourweddingday #perfectday #perfectcouple #married #casviowedding

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My heart… #loveyou #ourweddingday #ourperfectday #married #casviowedding

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Semenya won the gold medal in the 800m race at the Rio Olympics last August. She won silver in the 2012 London Olympics.

Previously the 26-year-old was embroiled in a saga where her sex was being disputed.

The runner won the 800m and 1500m races at the World Athletic Championships in 2009 and was forced to stop competing to undergo gender tests.

A fellow competitor had reportedly called her a man, while Pierre Weiss, the general secretary of the International Association of Athletics Federations, track and field’s world governing body, said, ‘She is a woman, but maybe not 100 percent.’

In the end the tests showed that Semenya has much higher testosterone levels than the average woman, but she is still genetically female.

‘God made me the way I am, and I accept myself,’ Semenya told You, a South African magazine, in 2009. ‘I am who I am, and I’m proud of myself.’

#casviowedding #casvio #ourweddingday #married

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