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Caster Simenya to publish a book about her life

Prominent South African athlete Caster Semenya has unveiled plans to release a book about his life.


Semenya won gold medals at the London and Rio Olympics in the 800m but is still facing many challenges due to the high level of the hormone testosterone, in her blood.


The world athletics organization World Athletics has ruled that women with high testosterone levels should lower their levels before they can be allowed to compete in the 400m and 1600m races.

Semenya ended up using injections or testosterone-lowering pills, opting to take the matter to court but dismissed it. That led to him not being able to defend his 800th title at the Olympics, which was in Tokyo this year.


According to a statement issued by W.W. Norton & Company, which will publish a book called Silence All the Noise, will focus on Semenya's life and past experiences.


"My life has been difficult but I have been very happy," Semenya said in a statement.


"I want to use my life as an example, to teach the world how to accept people who are born differently. A lot has been said and written about me and people often see me running or receiving medals but I still have a lot to explain.


"I want to be clear about strength, courage, love, resilience and standing up for who you are. I want the book to show people around the world how to do that," Semenya said in a statement.

The release date has not been announced. Having failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, Semenya has entered the coaching profession. He is currently coaching South African athlete Glenrose Xaba, who is currently competing in the Spar Grand Prix Series.

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