Caster Semenya cruises through to Olympics 800m semi-final with ease

Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya began her campaign for a second Olympics medal in the women’s 800m with a comfortable finish and congratulatory tweets streamed in shortly thereafter.

Semenya has advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s 800m after winning heat 2 with a time of 1:59.31.

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Ofentse Mboweni
Ofentse Mboweni

Ofentse Mboweni is the online night editor at the Mail & Guardian. He has a keen interest in South African politics and history, is an avid reader and loves anything to do with good hip-hop music, literature and afrofuturism. Described as a "blerd" and postmodernist by some, he prefers being called OJ.


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