Caster Semenya bags SPAR gsport award
The Olympic gold medallist won an award at a ceremony in Johannesburg last night.
JOHANNESBURG - Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya is this year's SPAR gsport athlete of the year.
Semenya won the award at a ceremony in Johannesburg last night.
The win comes soon after her shining performance at the recent Rio Olympics.
Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula Minister also presented her with a 2016 Minister's Recognition of Excellence Award, along with other athletes.
Earlier this week, Nike honoured the Olympic gold medallist in a tribute advertisement.
Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis directed Unlimited Fight, which encapsulates Semenya's courage and determination, in a montage of powerful portraits of teenage girls staring into the camera, with a message highlighting some of the continued criticisms directed at female athletes.
WATCH: Unlimited Fight
Semenya came under global scrutiny after winning gold at the world championships in 2009 because of her genetic make-up and alleged unfair advantage over other female athletes.
The 25-year-old ran a personal best time of 1 minute 55.28 seconds last week to win gold in Rio.