Caster Semenya Trades In Her 2012 London Olympics 800m Silver Medal for Gold

Caster Semenya wins gold—five years later.

The South African mid-distance runner takes the 800m gold for the 2012 London Games, after the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) disqualified Russian mid-distance runner, Mariya Savinova-Farnosova, who originally won the race, for doping.

According to eNCA, CAS released a statement on the decision today, determining that Savinova-Farnosova was doping between July 2010 to August 2013.

As a result, all her achievements during that period have been disqualified. She’s currently ineligible from competing, which began in August 2015.

This makes Semenya a double Olympic champion.

Congrats, Caster!

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