CAPE TOWN – “When we’re too good, there’s something wrong with us…” Those were the words uttered by Serena Williams in referring to Caster Semenya during the latest Nike ad released on Sunday.
The American sports apparel giants entitled the ad ‘Dream Crazier’, and it was released during the Oscars – which was presented by South African duo Trevor Noah and Charlize Theron.
Williams narrated the video, which featured the likes of Semenya, gymnast Simone Biles and fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, in highlighting the many injustices and challenges that females have to deal with in the sporting world.
The ad comes on the back of a similar one that saw NFL star Colin Kaepernick involved, with Williams and Semenya also featured.
The video comes at an appropriate time for Semenya, who presented her case against the IAAF – who want to implement new regulations with regards to female athletes with high testosterone levels – at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland last week.