Caster Semenya comments on new IAAF, WADA study that could sideline her

Middle-distance runner Mokgadi Caster Semenya commented on the new IAAF- and WADA-funded study which found that women “who produce higher-than-normal amounts of testosterone have up to a 4.5 percent advantage over their competition on the track.” The Olympic gold medalist told the Sowetan in South Africa that “I don’t have time for idiots. I don’t have time for people...
Via Excelle Sports
12 days ago

Study finds women with more testosterone get large boost

A scientific paper published Monday found that women who produce higher-than-normal amounts of testosterone have up to a 4.5 percent advantage over their competition on the track, evidence the sport’s governing body will use to potentially sideline Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya and others with so-called intersex conditions. The International Association of Athletics Federations...
17 days ago

Caster Semenya and Dafne Schippers to headline Olso Diamond League meet

Track and field Olympic medalists Caster Semenya and Dafne Schippers are set to headline this year’s Diamond League meet in Oslo on Thursday. Semenya, who represents South Africa in middle distance sprints, is the favorite to win the 800-meter race. The 2016 Olympic champion will be running against her rivals Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Margaret Wambui of Kenya who won...
Via Excelle Sports
June 13, 2017

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.
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February 10, 2017  |  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 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

Looking sharp, Semenya does 400-800 double at nationals

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) Caster Semenya won national titles in the 400 and 800 meters and ran Olympic qualifying times in both events at the South African championships. In between Semenya's victories Saturday, world champion Wayde van Niekerk retained his 400-meter title in 44.99 seconds, also going under the South African qualifying mark for the Rio Games. Looking sharper...
Via Associated Press
April 16, 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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