Caster Semenya powers to victory for Team Africa at Continental Cup

Caster Semenya powers to victory for Team Africa at Continental Cup

- Caster Semenya has powered herself to yet another victory in the 800m event

- Semenya won a gold medal for Team Africa at the Continental Cup on Sunday

- Semenya hasn’t been beaten in the event since September 2015

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Caster Semenya continued with her unbeaten streak in the women’s 800m event when she powered to a comfortable victory and securing a gold medal for Team Africa at the Continental Cup event being held in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Semenya has not been beaten in the 800m event in over three years, the last time she did not win a 800m event which she entered was all the way back in September 2015.

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Semenya decimated the field with a time of 1:54.77, her closest competitor was Ajee Wilson representing the United States of America who finished with a time of 1:57.16.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the Continental Cup brings the 2018 athletics season to a close. Semenya was one of the highlights of the IAAF’s events during the season and is credited with pulling some big spectators to some of the premier athletics events on the calendar.

eNCA.com reported that Semenya also took part in the women’s 400m event on Saturday. Semenya finished second in the event and clocked a South African record time of 49.62 on the way to a silver medal.

IOL.co.za reported that Semenya came a close second to Bahraini Salwa Eid Naser who finished with a time of 49.32. Semenya gained considerably on her rival during the final 50 meters of the race and at one point looked like she might achieve the double.

Semenya’s time shave another 0.34 seconds of the South African record which she set in Nigeria earlier this season.

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The African team also managed to win silver in the women’s 4x400m relay race thanks in large part to the powerful showing by the South African.

Semenya’s focus will now turn on her pending legal battle with the IAAF at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over a controversial new policy regarding hormone levels which is due to be implemented on 1 November.

Semenya is opposed to the policy which will force her and other so-called hyper-androgynist female athletes to chemically lower the testosterone levels which naturally occur in their bodies.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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