15 August 2017

Caster: Africa salutes you!

Caster Semenya embodies the strength of an African woman – Congratulations, you are making Africa proud!

South Africa could not be more proud, while celebrating Women's Month (August), their golden girl Caster Semenya has claimed yet again another 800 metres World Championships gold medal.

Semenya did not just win the 800m title at the IAAF World Championships in London on Sunday night but also set a new South African record of 1:55.16, beating her previous best time by more than a tenth of a second. She is also the fastest 800m time this year.

At the age of 26, Semenya has collected two World Championships gold medals to go with her two Olympic winner's medals. Semenya's next plan is to beat the 800m world record of 1:53.28 seconds, set by Jarmila Kratochvilova in 1983.

Thulile Gama