Caster smashed another SA record in Morocco

Caster Semenya from South Africa celebrates profitable the Women’s 800m of the IAAF Diamond League 2018 Bislett Games on June 7, 2018 at Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway. / AFP PHOTO / NTB Scanpix / Vidar RUUD / Norway OUT


Caster Semenya broke her personal SA record when she received the not often run 1000m in the Rabat Diamond League in Morocco on Friday evening.

The Olympic champion clocked a time of 2:31.01, falling just a bit over two seconds behind the world record set greater than twenty years in the past in 1996 by Russian Svetlana Masterkova, who completed in a time of 2:28.98.

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Semenya’s time – the sixth quickest of all time in the 1000m – can also be the brand new Diamond League record, beating the 2:35.43 set by Kenya’s Nelly Jepkosgei in 2013 and additionally a world lead in the occasion.

“It was a very good race, but unfortunately it was not as fast as I expected. I hope to be here next year because it is always nice to be in Africa,” Semenya stated.

“It was a very good race, but unfortunately it was not as fast as I expected. I hope to be here next year because it is always nice to be in Africa.”

The 27-year-old was largely untroubled as she confirmed her competitors a clear pair of heels, as she completed 4 seconds away from the United States’ Ce’Aira Brown, who completed in 2:35.85.

Rounding off the rostrum locations was another American in Kaela Edwards, tied with Uganda’s Winnie Nanyodo who clocked her private finest time of 2:36.13 which additionally occurs to be the nationwide record.

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