Semenya clocks 49.96, Amos defeats Korir in Asaba – African Championships, Day 3| News

Producing one of the most dominant displays at these championships so far, Caster Semenya sped to a 49.96 victory in the 400m to highlight the third day of action at the African Athletics Championships on Friday in Asaba, Nigeria.

After a relatively cautious first half, the world and Olympic champion at 800m left the field gasping over the second as she sped away towards the first sub 50-second performance of her career.

“It’s always been a dream to go sub-50, I figured at the right time and with the right conditions in my favour, it would come,” said the South African, who arrived the capital of Nigeria’s Capital State with a 50.40 lifetime best set in 2016. “This was one of those races that work in your favour.”

Initially entered to chase the 800/1500m double here, Semenya opted for the…

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