She inspires Mzansi with her incredible feats on the track and the fight she puts up off it, and now Caster Semenya has done it again in a new Nike ad.
The sportswear giants have stood behind Semenya throughout her battles with the IAAF, and now the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), who ruled in favour of the athletics governing body with regards to female classification for athletes with high testosterone levels.
And earlier this week, Nike produced a new video in which they show Semenya coaching young athletes, but with a ‘bigger-picture’ message from the Olympic and world 800m champion as well, with the caption ‘Be whoever you want to be’.
“What I want to be, what I want to become, being on the track, being free, being what I love…
“I’m one kind of an athlete. I run my own race. It’s all about me.