South Africa’s Semenya grabs 800m gold in Rio

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (IANS) South Africa’s Caster Semenya set a national record to win the gold in the women’s 800 metres at the Rio Olympics.

The 25-year-old on Saturday clocked one minute and 55.28 seconds to beat Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba by 1.21 seconds, Xinhua news agency reported.

Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui pocketed bronze in a personal best of 1:56.89.

It was Semenya’s second Olympic medal after her silver medal in the 800m at the London 2012 Games.



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