Rio reflections with 800m Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya

Ever since Caster Semenya took home the 800m silver medal in London, she’s had one goal in mind: to come back in four years and become the gold medalist. That was her only focus leading up to Rio. And when she crossed the finish line first in Rio, she knew the hard work had paid off. The gold medal was hers. Ask any athlete competing in the 800m track and she will tell you the...
Via Excelle Sports
November 05, 2016

Rio Olympics: Semenya wins 800m; Team USA claims sixth consecutive 4×400

At the close of Olympic track and field, the 800 meter and 4×400 meter relay finals sped around the roundabout while the high jump took the field with tense, nail-biting drama. South Africa won the 800 meter race, Team USA won the relay and Spain took the high jump. 800m Leading into the final race, South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya was the favorite to win gold...
Via Excelle Sports
August 20, 2016

Caster Semenya takes home 800m gold

Gold medal favorite Caster Semenya of South Africa won the gold in the 800m, beating out second-place Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi by more than one second.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Caster Semenya wins 800m in convincing fashion

Gold: Caster Semenya (RSA) Silver: Francine Niyonsaba (BDI) Bronze: Margaret Wambui (KEN) Caster Semenya decimated the field in the 800m final, capturing the gold medal in 1:55.28, a national record for her nation of South Africa. Coming into the night, it was conceivable that Semenya could break 800m world record set by Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czechoslovakia, but the slow pace...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Semenya breezes through first round of 800m

Silver medalist in London in 2012, Caster Semenya of South Africa cruised to victory in the first round of the women's 800m, advancing to the semifinal with no problem. The United States' Ajee Wilson came in second.
Via CSN Chicago
August 17, 2016

Semenya sets world leading time this year to win 800 meters

MONACO (AP) South African Caster Semenya set the fastest time of the year in winning the women's 800 meters in the Herculis Diamond League meet on Friday. Semenya pulled well clear in the home straight to finish in 1 minute, 55.33 seconds, more than one second faster than the time she set in winning a Diamond League meet at Rabat, Morocco, in May. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi...
Via Associated Press
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Caster Semenya to run 800 and 1,500 at African champs

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Caster Semenya will compete in the 800 and 1,500 meters at this month's African championships as the red-hot favorite for Olympic gold in the two-lap race fine tunes her preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Games. Semenya, the 2009 world champion in the 800, has shown her best form in years to power to three straight wins at Diamond League meets over two laps...
Via Associated Press
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Caster Semenya wins 800m at South African Championships 2016

Caster Semenya wins 800m at South African Championships 2016
Via Track & Field
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Looking sharp, Semenya does 400-800 double at nationals

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) Caster Semenya won national titles in the 400 and 800 meters and ran Olympic qualifying times in both events at the South African championships. In between Semenya's victories Saturday, world champion Wayde van Niekerk retained his 400-meter title in 44.99 seconds, also going under the South African qualifying mark for the Rio Games. Looking sharper...
Via Associated Press
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Semenya wins national 800 title, targeting world champs

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) Caster Semenya reclaimed the South African 800-meter title Saturday and said she's injury-free and looking to qualify for the world championships. The former 800 world title-holder and 2012 Olympic silver medalist won in 2 minutes, 5.05 seconds in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, making her move on the last corner and pulling away from the field through...
Via Associated Press
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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