Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Peerless Semenya denies Kenya gold in women's 800m

Commonwealth Games 2018 Semenya at the double Daley makes a statement Commonwealth Games 2018 Semenya at the double Daley makes a statement
Orlando Vargas | 14 April, 2018, 12:38

The twice Olympic 800 metres champion put in a commanding performance in the 800 metres on Friday night to add another gold to the one she had already won in the 1,500m.

South Africa's Caster Semenya set the pace from start to finish to win the women's 800m final at Carrara Stadium.

Caster Semenya won South Africa's 13th gold medal on Friday the 13th as she won the 800m in a 1min 56.68sec Games record to secure her double.

Semenya looking beyond the Tokyo Olympics, said that she thought she might cope with much greater spaces and won a bronze at the s entire world championships in London.

"World record, we can't discuss that, it's still early, it's still April", she told reporters at the Carrara Stadium.

"We want to run four championships in doubles and then decide if we have speed for the 800", included that the 27-year-old.

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Daley's gold medal in the 10-metre synchro diving with Daniel Goodfellow was followed by an impassioned plea for several Commonwealth countries to relax their anti-gay stance. "If we do, we continue with 800". We have 10k and 5k, I believe I could still do far better in the future.

"I'm still 27, when I do my long runs I feel like I can still fit into distance running".

"There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it's now illegal to be who I am", he said, calling for that number to come down before the 2022 Birmingham Games.

Semenya's hyperandrogenism suggests that her body produces degrees of testosterone and, this year, if the IAAF might obtain their judgment past the Court of Arbitration for sport, she might need to take action to control both the hormone or cease the sport.

The 33-year-old Adams, coming back to competition for the first time since having her first child last year, said having her family and baby in the crowd helped give her perspective. "As a sports science graduate, you tend to understand the psychology of how to handle emotions, how to handle negativity and turn it into positivity".

"I't to learn to handle myself to face the world". As I person I want to be better. "I was controlling the race and. after the last water jump I called the second guy and was waiting to see the back guy coming because I knew the Canada guy was exhausted".

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