South Africa’s Caster Semenya will take to the tracks today in the most anticipated appearance in the women’s 800m qualification race.
Controversy has dogged Semenya’s career since she underwent a gender test in 2009 and was found to have high levels of testosterone.
In the lead up to the Rio Games opinion has been divided on whether she should be allowed to compete in the women’s race.
She is favourite to win and is tipped to break a 33-year-old world record.
South Africans have taken to social media to push back on the negative press that Semenya has been getting, especially in the West.
This poem seems to be resonating with the tweeters: