South African star athlete Caster Semenya was at her scintillating best in winning the gold medal in the women’s 1 500m at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold CoastA�on Tuesday.
Semenya stopped the clock in a new Games and South African record time of 4:00.71.
Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech took silver (4:03.09) with Wales’ Melissa Courtney in third (4:03.44).
Semenya will take to the track in the heats of her favoured distance, the 800m,A�on ThursdayA�with the final scheduledA�on Friday.
Semenya, the reigning Olympic champion over the two-lap distance, will be an overwhelming favourite to clinch her second gold of the Games.