- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
- Skhosana’s promise to take SA even further forward
- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
New coach for Caster
- Updated: October 24, 2011
Former world 800-metre champion Caster Semenya will be coached by former Olympic and Maria Mutola after parting ways with mentor Michael Seme.
Semenya said on Monday in a statement released through her Finland-based agent that Mutola, herself a former 800m world champion, had agreed to coach the 20-year-old South African soon after the recent world championships in Daegu, South Korea ÔÇô where Semenya took silver in her 800-metre title defence.
Semenya says Mozambique’s Mutola has been her “idol” since she started running and “will be a great teacher for me.”
Mutola, who has been playing semi-professional football in South Africa since retiring as one of athletics’ great middle distance runners, says “this is a huge challenge for me to start with Caster. She is a great young athlete.”