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

Caster Semenya is awarded the gold medal for the 800m at the 2012 London Olympics after Russia's Mariya Savinova-Farnosova was disqualified for doping.

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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