Semenya dedicates win to African youth


Cape Town – South Africa’s Caster Semenya dedicated her 800m gold at the Commonwealth Games to the rural youth of Africa on Friday.

If ever there was a golden banker for Team South Africa at these Games, it was going to be the double Olympic 800m and reigning world champion.

According to Team SA, Semenya wiped out the 16-year-old Commonwealth record of Seychelles athlete Joanna Houareau.

That time of 1:57.35 was set in Manchester, England back in 2002 and Caster clipped 0.67 seconds off that mark with her victory in 1:56.68.

Runner-up was Kenya’s Margaret Wambui in 1:58.07.

In third place was Natoya Goule, the tiny Jamaican who ran a personal best of 1:58.82.

“You know, sometimes when you are winning all the time you run out of emotions,” Semenya told Team SA.

“So this win is actually not about me…

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