Athletics 29.8.2018 04:33 pm

Confident Semenya targets Diamond League title

It’s been a year of experimentation for South Africa’s queen on the track but on Thursday she’ll be starring in her favoured event.

Having experimented over a range of distances this season, Caster Semenya expects to have it a bit easier on the track on Thursday night, as she focusses on defending her 800m title at the first leg of the Diamond League series final in Zurich.

Confident Semenya targets Diamond League title
Confident Semenya targets Diamond League title

Confident Semenya targets Diamond League title

It’s been a year of experimentation for South Africa’s queen on the track but on Thursday she’ll be starring in her favoured event.

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