South African runner Caster Semenya will carry South Africa’s flag at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. “It’s such a privilege for me to do such a big thing like that,” Semenya said in a recorded statement, according to [The Guardian. ](http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/19/london-2012-caster-semenya)”To carry the flag for the team, it’s such a big thing.” In 2010 Semenya became a household name not because of her athletic abilities but because the 21-year old f[aced a year of dehumanizing public speculation about her sex.](http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/07/caster_semenya_cleared.html) “I have been subjected to unwarranted and invasive scrutiny of the most intimate and private details of my being,” [Semenya said in late March 2010](http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/07/caster_semenya_cleared.html) when the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) declared her to be “female-enough” to compete as a woman. Congratulations to Semenya for the incredible honor.