Semenya wins African 400m title in South African record in Asaba

Caster Semenya, South Africa’s world and Olympic 800 metres champion, broke the 18-year-old national record as she took gold in the 400m on the third day of the ill-fated 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba in Nigeria.

Semenya came home in 49.96sec, beating the mark that had stood since 2000 to Heide Seyerling by 0.09 seconds.

Semenya now holds national records in the 400m, 800m, 1000m and 1500m events.

She was followed home by Christine Botslegwe of Botswana in 51.19, while Nigeria’s Yinka Ajayi took third in 51.34

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