Caster Semenya smashes Commonwealth Games record to win 800m gold to complete double after 1,500m title

CASTER SEMENYA cemented herself as one of many biggest feminine runners of her era after storming to the 800m gold medal within the Commonwealth Games.

The 27-yr-previous set a record time of 1:fifty six.sixty eight as she pipped Kenya's Margaret Wambui and Jamaica's Natoya Goule to win her second occasion in Australia.

 Caster Semenya (middle) brims with delight after scooping the 800m gold medal

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Caster Semenya (center) brims with delight after scooping the 800m gold medal
 Semenya reacts after winning South Africa's 13th gold medal at the Commonwealth Games

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Semenya reacts after profitable South Africa's thirteenth gold medal on the Commonwealth Games
 South African star Caster Semenya eased to the gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games final

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South African star Caster Semenya eased to the gold within the 2018 Commonwealth Games remaining
 Semenya, 27, celebrates after claiming her second gold medal in Australia

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Semenya, 27, celebrates after claiming her second gold medal in Australia

Semenya – representing South Africa – claimed the 1500m gold earlier within the week with a record time of four:00.seventy one as she added to her array of profitable medals.

Following her two epic victories, Semenya has develop into simply the third feminine athlete in historical past to win each occasions on the Commonwealth Games.

She by no means seemed like dropping within the 800m, as she led from begin to end as she blew her rivals away.

Wambui raced residence in a time of 1:fifty eight.07 to win the silver, whereas the bronze went to Goule who completed simply behind in a profession-greatest efficiency of 1:fifty eight.eighty two.

 Semenya pipped Kenya's Margaret Wambui and Jamaica's Natoya Goule to win the gold

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Semenya pipped Kenya's Margaret Wambui and Jamaica's Natoya Goule to win the gold
 Semenya has become just the third female athlete to win the 800m and 1500m at the Commonwealth Games

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Semenya has turn into simply the third feminine athlete to win the 800m and 1500m on the Commonwealth Games

Semenya – a two-time Olmypic gold medallist within the 800m – fell simply in need of her private better of 1:fifty five.sixteen she set through the World Championships in London final yr.

Her current triumph elevated South Africa's medal tally within the Gold Coast to 35 – with thirteen golds, ten silver medals and 12 bronze medals.

Semenya shattered a sixteen-yr Commonwealth Games record set by Mozambique star Maria Mutola in Manchester 2002 within the 800m.

She set a time of 1:fifty seven.35, whereas Semenya smashed the time set by 2014 champion Eunice Jepkoech Sum by virtually 4 seconds.

 Semenya led the pack from start to finish in the Gold Coast as she eased to a Commonwealth Games record

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Semenya led the pack from begin to end within the Gold Coast as she eased to a Commonwealth Games record

Semenya gained her first main 1500m title on Tuesday, after she fell simply brief in London as she gained the bronze.

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CASTER SEMENYA cemented herself as one of many biggest feminine runners of her era after storming to the 800m gold medal within the Commonwealth Games.

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