Beatrice Masilingi Proves She's Unstoppable

She keeps coming for those medals

By  | Aug 20, 2021, 03:08 PM  | Top of the

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Yesterday, 19 August, Beatrice Masilingi bagged a silver medal in the women's 100m final at the World Athletics Under-20s Championships.

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Namibians are definitely celebrating right there with her because even though she is only eighteen years old, she has had a number of obstacles aimed at her.

Beatrice is fighting a battle that South Africa's Caster Semenya is fighting and it is such a shame. She prefers competing in the 400m but she is not allowed by the World Athletics because her testosterone levels are higher than what is allowed for female athletes.

It has been recommended that lowers her levels medically and sis is not about that life.

People are commending the Namibian for getting the nod. These were some of the reactions:

@lord_reinhard said, "Truly proud of you! And behind you all the way! Go get em in the 100m heats 🔥🔥"

@golden7_heart14 said, "Wow I'm so proud of won👏🙌"

@da_silver_g said, "Wish you well 👸🏾♥️🇳🇦make us proud"

@florence_hanavi said, "Congratulations Namibian queen🇳🇦🌍😘you look beautiful 🤗"

@matheusilunga07 said, "Congratulations I wish u all the best 🔥"

In July, South African Olympic champion, Caster Semenya announced that she was going to be a mom again. She and and her wife Violet Raseboya are expecting baby number 2. The couple is already parents to a beautiful 2-year-old and they cannot wait to expand their family.

“Ten little fingers, ten little toes. With love and grace, our family grows. This precious soul that God decided to bless us with. We all can’t wait to meet YOU,” posted Semenya.

In June, the Olympic gold medalist and 800m world-record holder celebrated her daughter's birthday. Caster took to Instagram to mark the cute Oratile Semenya's second birthday. The champion and her wife Violet don’t often share much about their private life. This is why everyone gets excited when they hear from the couple. "Today marks her 2nd birthday. A day to be remembered forever” posted Caster.

Caster has been battling the IAAF for years now as they were fighting for her to be off the track field. But her fighting spirit refuses to back down. In September 2020, Caster lost her Swiss Court Appeal. The IAAF wants Caster to take a hormone suppressing drug.

“Chills my people, A man can change the rules but the very same man can not rule my life, What I'm saying is that I might have failed against them the truth is that I have won this battle long ago, Go back to my achievements then you will understand. Doors might be closed not locked.”

In a video interview, Caster Semenya revealed how disappointed she was. “I am very disappointed. I refuse to let World Athletics drug me or stop me from being who I am. Excluding female athletes or endangering our health solely because of our natural abilities puts World Athletics on the wrong side of history. I will continue to fight for the human rights of female athletes, both on the track and off the track, until we can all run free the way we were born.” She continued.

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