- Bregman: SA Women’s Masters is anyone’s to win
- Top-ranked Klaasen named in Davis Cup squad
- Henderson hunts Dusi Marathon history
- Conradie hunts win to even up brotherly battle
- Mgcoyi: Banyana have to bury their chances against France
- Le Roux changes age group in victorious fashion
- Newly-wed Buhai keen to get back into the swing of things
- More honours for Mona as she takes gold in Texas
- Bujela and Prinsloo make the running at Randpark
- South African yacht sails to third spot in Cape2Rio
Silver for Semenya
- Updated: September 4, 2011
Caster Semenya won the 800m silver medal on the final day of the IAAF World Championships in Daegu after an excitingly quick race, where all eight athletes dipped under two minutes.
Semenya, the defending champion, had come from the middle of the field to hit the front at the top of the home straight but untimately couldn’t handle the explosive finish of Russia’s Mariya Savinova, who won gold in 1min 55.87sec. The time was the quickest in the world for the year and Semenya’s 1:56.35 was her fastest of 2011 as well.
Kenya’s Janeth Jepkosgei, who had led the runners through the bell in a fast 55.50, secured bronze in 1:57.42. Five of the eight finalists produced personal bests for the season.