She’s now officially 2011’s world champion in the 800m, but ironically she won’t be able to collect her gold at this year’s edition due to her own banishment.
No defence of his world title for South Africa’s sprinting kingpin.
After the majority of the SA team stayed in touch with a large lead group in the first half, they managed to hold on in the latter stages to secure gold in the team competition.
Given that the group in Rabat could be classified a second-string team, that return was more than handy.
The local long jumper keeps his composure well for a nice result in Zurich.
The 34-year-old made history by becoming the first South African to dip under the 60-minute barrier over the 21km distance.

Mokoka makes history with record run

He keeps making waves as Glenrose Xaba also enjoys a great weekend.

Cabinet supports Caster Semenya in fight for fundamental human rights

A statement expresses disappointment that she will not be allowed to compete at the World Championships in Doha.

SA disabled athlete blitzes the pack at Swiss champs

Although he was going for gold, Wallace was satisfied on Thursday with placing third in the under-20 200m race for disability classification T38.

Sensational Simbine scorches to London win

Not to be outdone, Luvo Manyonga also claims a first Diamond League triumph of 2019.

Wayde’s comeback put on ice once again

South Africa’s world champion sprinter receives yet another blow in his recovery from a serious if preventable knee injury.

Caster issues explosive ultimatum

If she can’t run her favourite 800m, then…

IAAF submits bid to stop Caster Semenya competing

Individuals can choose their legal sex and/or gender identity, but not in athletics, is basically what the world body told the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

Johannes shatters SA all-comers record

The Namibian star produces one of the greatest performances on SA soil ever.

SA sprinters show their depth

Akani Simbine delivers the best performance on the night, but various others show promise too.

Simbine on track for yet another dip under ten

The sprinter has been in fine form to date in 2019.

Semenya enters 800m race despite looming ban

The middle-distance runner had initially been entered into the women’s 3 000m race at the Prefontaine Classic in Stanford next week.

Semenya accuses IAAF of treating her like ‘human guinea pig’

The South African is locked in a bitter dispute with the IAAF over the federation’s controversial hormone rule.

Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race – organisers

Semenya received an invitation to compete but was reportedly not left with enough time to get to Morocco.

Semenya to run 800m in Rabat after court victory

She had initially been refused to participate in this weekend’s Diamond League meeting.


 


 

 


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