Bullies can’t stop Caster – not even IAAF ones

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Bullies can’t stop Caster – not even IAAF ones

SA's athletics hero has had to fight for her rights since childhood, and she's the best only thanks to working hard

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Caster Semenya had to start fielding questions over her gender when she was in school, playing football with the boys. One day she had had enough – and walked naked into the boys’ changing room.

“I was playing good football with the guys – they always said they didn’t want a girl on the team – you know, I scored more goals than them, and I played better football, so they didn’t want me on the team.

“People would ask: ‘Are you really a girl?’ So one day I walked naked into the boys changing room – that’s when they saw I was a woman!..

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