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Accolades continue to pour in for Caster Semenya

Wednesday 21 September 2016 20:24

Thabiso Sithole

Caster Semenya says she will now focus on her wife and her studies before her life as defending Olympic Champion.

Caster Semenya says she will now focus on her wife and her studies before her life as defending Olympic Champion.(SABC)

Accolades continue to pour in for Rio Olympic Games 800 metres champion Caster Semenya.

The Women's Investment Portfolio Holdings Company, WIPHOLD, hosted Semenya and her wife at a luncheon, thanking her for her contribution in raising the profile of South African women.

When Semenya walked into the offices of WIPHOLD, she said she felt at home, liberated and at a place where she has never felt judged.

Investment Company, WIPHOLD, whose board of directors consists of four women and an executive team of seven with only two men.

It's main objective is to empower women.

Chief Executive Officer of WIPHOLD, Gloria Serobe, says, "There was nothing to show everybody that WHIPHOLD, we are
behind Caster. It was not necessary. We needed to take her out of the spotlight, back to the ground, on her two feet.”

Semenya the company has played an important role in her life.

"Even when I was down, they were there for me financially, emotionally and everything. They prepared me so well all through the
years. So, this is for them you know. I dedicated this for South Africa, but this medal is for them too. This is quite a special feeling."

Semenya says she will now focus on her wife and her studies before her life as defending Olympic Champion begins ahead of the
Japan Games in 2020.

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