CWG2018: Caster Semenya makes it two golds with 800m victory

Semenya wins 800m gold at Commonwealth Games

Semenya wins 800m gold at Commonwealth Games

"She was a friend and always told me to be myself, to love myself - don't listen to the noise, don't entertain nonsense", said Semenya, who has a condition known as hyperandrogenism.

The two-time Olympic 800 champion won the 1,500 earlier in a games record time, too, and wanted to enjoy the moment.

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. "I just can't wait to get home".

And what about the world record over the 800, then?

"But if we talk about world records, probably maybe it will be three months, four months". But if not, we'll go further because obviously we have 5K, we have 10K. "When I do my long runs I feel like I can feed into distance running", the South African said.

"The question is how they are confident that one syringe is being used by both athletes", Chaudry said. Activists have staged protests during the games to highlight the issues of Aboriginal people, who are the most disadvantaged ethnic group in Australia by most measures from health, to employment and rates of imprisonment.

Cheptegei beat Canada's Mohammed Ahmed to win the 5,000m last weekend and the 10,000m ended up as another last-lap duel between the pair with the Ugandan easing away on the final straight to win in 27.19.62, another Games record.


After two Indian athletes were expelled and five indigenous protesters arrested, peerless South African Caster Semenya returned the spotlight to competition with a glorious gold at the Commonwealth Games.

"It's been an incredible six months of my life", she said.

A Games hammer throw silver medallist last Sunday, Denny was in pursuit of becoming the first man since 1938 to win a discus and hammer throw medal at the same Commonwealth Games. "She threw a massive throw, she's young and strong and in shape".

After competing in seven disciplines in two days, England's Katarina Johnson-Thompson won the heptathlon with 6255 points, a margin of 122 over silver-medalist Nina Schultz of Canada.

That cheer might have gone to Gold Coast golden girl Sally Pearson had the world 100m hurdles champion not been forced to drop out of the Games with an Achilles injury. "I'm sick and exhausted of coming here.my mentality was rewrite the script - the Kenyans just come in here and do whatever they want and nobody tries to mess up their plans".

In her absence, Nigeria's Oluwatobiloba Amusan put together a brilliant display of high hurdling to power to victory in 12.68 seconds.

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