Friday, May 14, 2021

Olympic Runner Caster Semenya Ironically Arrested For Speeding


Some jokes just write themselves, and we’re willing to bet that many of you got in a good chuckle at news of Olympic running champion Caster Semenya getting arrested for, of all things, speeding.

Semenya’s actual arrest isn’t funny in the least bit — the goal is to keep our people away from ! —  but it’s hard not to see the irony here. Semenya is one of the fastest women to step foot on a track, particularly given her status as a two-time Olympic and three-time world champion over 800 meters, so her penchant for going fast behind the wheel comes as not too much of a surprise.

The 30-year-old South Africa athlete was sentenced to 50 hours of community service, prosecutors said today. Semenya actually made a court appearance on Friday in Pretoria, one of South Africa’s three capital cities, to plead guilty in the case against her as the NPA put it. Part of her sentence means she will also have to return to court this August so that officials can confirm if she completed the community service or not.

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