Olympic gold medalist and 800m World Championship track star, Caster Semenya, took home the Sportswoman of the Year award at last night's SA Sports Awards. Semenya attended the awards with her wife Violet Raseboya, and the two - Semenya in a black suit and customised Nike sneakers, Raseboya in a black dress with sequinned detail - were a hit on the red carpet. But it is her acceptance speech that caught the most attention.
Semenya has faced controversy due to her hyperandrogenism - a condition that causes her to produce higher than normal amounts of testosterone for a woman, and was suspended by the international athletics federation while it conducted investigations.
Taking it all in her stride, Semenya came back from suspension to claim gold medals in her races at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She is known for remaining quiet about the allegations, but took her moment at the mic last night to tell critics exactly how she felt about them:
And just in case you missed that, here it is one more time: "They say 'She talks like a man, she walks like a man, she runs like a man...' 'Tsek!"Suggest a correction