Caster Semenya was born to do it.
Yesterday, Caster Semenya took to Twitter to share her latest advertising campaign with athletic apparel brand, Nike. In the moving video, the 800-metre gold medalist looks back on her journey and asks herself the question – “what if I never…”
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— Caster Semenya (@caster800m) September 10, 2018
Not long thereafter, Caster Semenya’s wife, Violet proudly gushed about her spouse’s Nike advert, by posting snaps of the campaign in stores. She captioned the post with a sweet message which read: “[Caster] you taught me something about life. I musn’t loose my self trying to hold [onto] someone who doesn’t care about losing me. I must always hold to God and You did the same. You are such an inspiration to me, you surprise me every day. May God keep on giving you that strength…”
@castersemenya800m you taught me something about life I musn’t loose my self trying to hold on someone who doesn’t care about losing me. I must always hold to God and You did the same . You are such an inspiration to me ,you suprise me everyday .May God keep on giving you that stregth 👊 I love you ,Your friends and family loves you ❤
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Here’s what Twitter had to say about the advert:
Nike doing what Nike do. Attitude in abundance. Well said by Caster Semenya as well. Never back down from the haters. https://t.co/bhtkqeJlSe
— Andre (@The__Giant) September 11, 2018
So Nike also has a commercial featuring Caster Semenya and I am here for a powerful LGBT South African woman being unashamedly excellent 🙌🏻🙌🏼🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿
— Ellen Kruger (@LNkruger) September 11, 2018
Colin Kaepernick. Serena Williams. Caster Semenya. All faces of courage. All faces of Nike. Nike is on a serious mission to stand up for injustice WHILST securing their bag. What a strategy #JustDoIt ✨ pic.twitter.com/6iyrnPmfj9
— Emma Ogao✨ (@emma_ogao) September 10, 2018
I cannot explain how happy seeing Caster Semenya be Caster Semenya makes me. Tears each time I see her run kind of happy, she just wants to run and she’s so great at it 😭😭😭
— Nthabiseng Sepato (@NthabiLSepato) September 10, 2018
These Nike Ads are giving me lifee!. Arrrghh Caster Semenya get in there!
— L (@zas_leo) September 10, 2018
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