'I'm a cobra actually, unlimited', says Caster Semenya

South African gold Olympian athlete, Caster Semenya, has attributed her accomplishments to her hard work and dedication to refining her talent. This comes after she bagged gold for the women's 800m at the 2016 Rio Olympics held in Brazil.

In an interview with 702's Azania Mosaka, the star athlete revealed how the support from her family, loved ones and supporters has been a source of strength in challenging times of her career.

After her dominant victory at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Semenya became a subject of international media scrutiny in because she was born intersex, and questions were raised about her eligibility to compete as a woman. She endured gender verification tests, which confirmed that she was a woman.

Semenya revealed that she's not far from a world record but she's focusing on improving her performance since returning from an injury.

Listen to the interview below:

It strengthens you and I think it also helps you become a better person in terms of decision-making.

Caster Semenya, 2016 Olympic gold medalist

We're not far [from a world record] but I'm coming back from an injury so the main things is to maintain the times I'm running now so I can be better.

Caster Semenya, 2016 Olmpic gold medalist

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