Athletics 20.4.2018 01:58 pm

Semenya headlines top-class field in 800m in Diamond League in USA

Caster Semenya will be one of the favourites when she headlines a formidable 800m field at the Prefontaine Classic, the third stop of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League, in Eugene on May 26.

No one is more dominating at the moment than Semenya. The 27-year-old from South Africa has a 22-meet winning streak that stretches back to late 2015.

Semenya headlines top-class field in 800m in Diamond League in USA
Semenya headlines top-class field in 800m in Diamond League in USA

Semenya headlines top-class field in 800m in Diamond League in USA

Caster Semenya will be one of the favourites when she headlines a formidable 800m field at the Prefontaine Classic, the third stop of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League, in Eugene on May 26.

Podium place for Moolman-Pasio
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Podium place for Moolman-Pasio

Road cyclist Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio delivered a superb performance on Wednesday to finish second at the Fleche Wallonne, a one-day race on the top-flight UCI Women’s World Tour.
Double gold for Caster as she dominates 800m
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Double gold for Caster as she dominates 800m

South Africa’s queen of the track has surely reached legend status now.
Zola Budd: My records are meant to be broken
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Zola Budd: My records are meant to be broken

There are no hard feelings from the distance running legend after Caster Semenya eclipsed her South African 1500m record, which stood for 34 years, in the Commonwealth Games.
Ntutu and Langenhoven prove a dynamic duo
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Ntutu and Langenhoven prove a dynamic duo

A brilliant 1-2 for South Africa’s paralympic aces in the 100m as Wenda Nel claims bronze in the women’s 400m hurdles.
Crystal meth to gold: now Manyonga eyes long jump world record
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Crystal meth to gold: now Manyonga eyes long jump world record

South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga said he aimed to go another season unbeaten and set his sights on the world record after snatching a brilliant victory at the Commonwealth Games.
Gold for leaping Luvo Manyonga as he leaves best for last
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Gold for leaping Luvo Manyonga as he leaves best for last

The long jump kingpin continues to dominate the world scene with a record-breaking effort at the Commonwealth Games as Ruswahl Samaai claims bronze.
Unstoppable Caster Semenya gallops to gold in 1500
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Unstoppable Caster Semenya gallops to gold in 1500

South Africa’s queen of the track breaks the Commonwealth Games record in an event that’s not even her speciality as the swimmers help grow the medal tally.
WATCH: Speedy Akani Simbine has ‘amnesia’
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WATCH: Speedy Akani Simbine has ‘amnesia’

South Africa’s sprinting hero says he can’t really remember his magnificent 100m win at the Commonwealth Games.
Akani Simbine provides cherry on top as medals rain down for SA
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Akani Simbine provides cherry on top as medals rain down for SA

Africa’s fastest man triumphs in a thrilling 100m battle as Team SA claim a 1-2 finish on a day where Chad le Clos and co helped rake in another seven medals.
A new sexist policy may end Caster Semenya’s career
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A new sexist policy may end Caster Semenya’s career

No one suggests that men with low testosterone should be eligible for female competition, but some women can supposedly compete with men.
Henri Schoeman: ‘This means everything to me’
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Henri Schoeman: ‘This means everything to me’

The local triathlete, following a bronze at the Olympics, is rapidly becoming a medal glutton after his Commonwealth Games gold.
Gold for Henri Schoeman as SA open account
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Gold for Henri Schoeman as SA open account

The Olympic medallist shines on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games with a fine win in the triathlon.
Kemboi and Steyn win Two Oceans
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Kemboi and Steyn win Two Oceans

Gerda Steyn becomes only the second local women’s athlete to win the race since 2002 while Kemboi holds the Kenyan flag high.
Russian storm brews on eve of Two Oceans
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Russian storm brews on eve of Two Oceans

Alexandra Mozorova, last year’s women’s Comrades runner-up, still hasn’t received her medal as ASA cite the IAAF’s ban of Russian athletes.
Sunette Viljoen packs her bags for Commonwealth Games
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Sunette Viljoen packs her bags for Commonwealth Games

An unofficial meet in Potchefstroom was her fitness test. Shes passed it with flying colours.
SA team chasing top-five finish at Commonwealth Games
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SA team chasing top-five finish at Commonwealth Games

South Africa finished 7th on the medals table in Scotland four years ago. Sascoc president Gideon Sam doesn’t want a repeat.
Molotsane and pregnant Van Zyl flaunt their form
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Molotsane and pregnant Van Zyl flaunt their form

Despite the absence of a few stars, the first Spar Grand Prix Series race was still a compelling one.
Meet the man adding to South Africa’s sprinting riches
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Meet the man adding to South Africa’s sprinting riches

The new 200m national champ has no sponsor or agent and yet he’s heading to the IAAF Diamond League this season.
Athletix Grand Prix wrap: Samaai leaps into Paarl’s hearts
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Athletix Grand Prix wrap: Samaai leaps into Paarl’s hearts

The long jumper produces a superb performance in what is a clear statement of intent before the Commonwealth Games.
Athletix Grand Prix: Who to watch out for in Paarl
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Athletix Grand Prix: Who to watch out for in Paarl

Two of South Africa’s foremost sprinters will be in action but Kenyan man mountain Julius Yego is another star attraction.
Hasty Carina Horn wants to go faster
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Hasty Carina Horn wants to go faster

The local sprinter is gradually building up towards a busy season where she wants to set new benchmarks.
Paarl primed for big Simbine and Bruintjies showdown
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Paarl primed for big Simbine and Bruintjies showdown

The fastest man in Africa says he’s ready after resting a niggling hamstring but he has competition in a hometown boy.
Rampant Caster Semenya not yet satisfied
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Rampant Caster Semenya not yet satisfied

It’s all about becoming ever faster she says after another productive outing at the SA Athletics Championships.
SA Athletics Champs wrap: Ladies dominate final day
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SA Athletics Champs wrap: Ladies dominate final day

Caster Semenya sends out another warning, a teenager pushes Wenda Nel all the way and Luvo Manyonga delivers.
SA Athletics champs: Cracking Clarence breaks Wayde’s record
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SA Athletics champs: Cracking Clarence breaks Wayde’s record

20-year-old Clarence Munyai sets Pretoria alight has he claims the national 200m record.
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