C’wealth Games: Caster storms to gold in record 1500m

April 10th, 2018

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 Coast 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, on Thursday with the final scheduled 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.

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