Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates her second place in the women's 800 metres final during day nine of 13th IAAFChampionships 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) None:
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 12:45 PM EDT

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. ]("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.]( "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]( 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.