CASTER SEMENYA RUMORS

Another Russian Olympic champion has been stripped of medal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russian runner Maria Savinova was stripped of her 2012 Olympic gold medal for doping on Friday, putting Caster Semenya in line to become a two-time champion. Savinova, who won the 800-meter title at the London Games ahead of Semenya, was also banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. CAS said the 31-year-old Savinova was “found to have...
Via The Denver Post
3 hours ago

Russian Olympic runner Mariya Savinova stripped of 2012 gold medal

Russian runner Mariya Savinova was stripped of her Olympic gold medal from the 2012 Games in London on Friday for doping. Savinova, who won the 800-meter event at the London Olympics, will now forfeit her gold medal to Caster Semenya, who also won gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Semenya will also become a two-time world champion if she is awarded Savinova’s gold from 2011...
Via Excelle Sports
5 hours ago

Russian Olympic champion Savinova stripped of gold, banned

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Russian runner Maria Savinova has been stripped of her 2012 Olympic gold medal for doping, putting Caster Semenya in line to take to the title. Savinova, who won the 800-meter title at the London Games ahead of Semenya, was also banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. CAS says Savinova was ''found to have been engaged in using doping...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russian runner Maria Savinova stripped of Olympic gold; Caster Semenya in line to take title

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Russian runner Maria Savinova stripped of Olympic gold; Caster Semenya in line to take title.
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rio reflections with 800m Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya

Ever since Caster Semenya took home the 800m silver medal in London, she’s had one goal in mind: to come back in four years and become the gold medalist. That was her only focus leading up to Rio. And when she crossed the finish line first in Rio, she knew the hard work had paid off. The gold medal was hers. Ask any athlete competing in the 800m track and she will tell you the...
Via Excelle Sports
November 05, 2016

Caster Semenya takes home 800m gold

Gold medal favorite Caster Semenya of South Africa won the gold in the 800m, beating out second-place Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi by more than one second.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Caster Semenya wins 800m in convincing fashion

Gold: Caster Semenya (RSA) Silver: Francine Niyonsaba (BDI) Bronze: Margaret Wambui (KEN) Caster Semenya decimated the field in the 800m final, capturing the gold medal in 1:55.28, a national record for her nation of South Africa. Coming into the night, it was conceivable that Semenya could break 800m world record set by Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czechoslovakia, but the slow pace...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Caster Semenya to run 800 and 1,500 at African champs

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Caster Semenya will compete in the 800 and 1,500 meters at this month's African championships as the red-hot favorite for Olympic gold in the two-lap race fine tunes her preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Games. Semenya, the 2009 world champion in the 800, has shown her best form in years to power to three straight wins at Diamond League meets over two laps...
Via Associated Press
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Caster Semenya wins 800m at South African Championships 2016

Caster Semenya wins 800m at South African Championships 2016
Via Track & Field
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Semenya wins national 800 title, targeting world champs

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) Caster Semenya reclaimed the South African 800-meter title Saturday and said she's injury-free and looking to qualify for the world championships. The former 800 world title-holder and 2012 Olympic silver medalist won in 2 minutes, 5.05 seconds in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, making her move on the last corner and pulling away from the field through...
Via Associated Press
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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