Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
SEMENYA CHARGES TO VICTORY IN BERLIN
Maintaining her impressive form in the latter stages of the international season, Caster Semenya racked up another win at the World Challenge meeting in Berlin on Saturday evening.
Semenya continued her unbeaten run this year in her specialist 800m event, charging to a comfortable victory in 1:55.68 as she dipped under 1:56.00 for the fourth time in her career, missing her own national record by 0.40
Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi finished second in 1:57.58, with Kenyan athlete Eunice Sum ending third in 1:57.95.
In the men’s triple jump discipline, Khotso Mokoena took eighth position with a best leap of 16.08m, nearly a metre behind American winner Chris Carter (17.01m).
Mokoena, who announced his retirement at the Rio Olympics last month, was expected to call time on a superb international career at the end of the season.
The final leg of the World Challenge series will be held in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday.