Caster Semenya sets new South African record in the 400m in Asaba Nigeria

Caster Semenya sets new South African record in the 400m in Asaba Nigeria

- Caster Semenya maintained her unbeaten form as she set the stage alight in Asaba on Friday breaking a 25 year old record in the 800m.

- Semenya beat the 18 year old record in the 400m when she ran below 50 seconds becoming the first South African woman to do so.

- Semenya is now the national champion in the 400, 800, 1000, and 1500 metres.

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Olympic and World champion Caster Semenya lived up to her billing as she not only claimed gold in her events but also shattered long standing records. Semenya was in top form as she added to South Africa's gold medal tally in Asaba Nigeria. Briefly.co.za learnt that Semenya set a new national 400m record and beat the long standing 800m African record held by Maria Mutola.

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Caster Semenya sets new South African record in the 400m in Asaba Nigeria

Caster Semenya sets new South African record in the 400m in Asaba Nigeria

Semenya contributed to the 11 gold medals that South Africa scooped at the event to claim second position on the medals table in Asaba. Semenya told Times Live that it was all about having fun. The highly ambitious Semenya who is 27 said she wanted to run until she was 40. Her desire to continue competing in the 400m and 800m will come under scrutiny when she challenges the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) at the Court of Arbitration over their new hyperandrogenism rule.

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