Messages of congratulations are pouring in for Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya, following her win in the 1500-metres International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League race in Doha.
Limpopo Sports MEC Onicca Moloi says Semenya’s latest record has proved her detractors wrong.
Her victory comes a week after the IAAF announced controversial new rules that will ban women who naturally produce higher-than-normal levels of testosterone from participating in races ranging from 400 metres to the mile.
The MEC says Semenya continues to make the country and her home province of Limpopo proud.
Moloi and many other supporters will officially welcome Semenya back at the OR Tambo International Airport later Saturday.
Moloi says she also welcomes the fact that Athletics South Africa has decided to challenge the discriminatory regulations introduced by the IAAF.
She says they are confident that the national athletics body will win the case.