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Caster Semenya Cruises Past Opponents to Qualify for Semi-Finals of Women's 800m

South African middle-distance star Caster Semenya is headed to the semi-finals of the women's 800-metre event in Rio.

Caster Semenya is well on her way to making history at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The South African middle-distance runner cruised past her opponents in round one of the women’s 800-metre event this morning in Rio (this afternoon in SA local time). Semenya finished first in her heat with a time of 1:59.31. Calm, cool and very composed, the 25-year-old track-and-field star from Polokwane made it look effortless.


Semenya, who heads to tomorrow’s semi-finals next, is gunning for South Africa’s second gold medal––and second world record––of the Rio Olympics. She’ll need to overtake Jarmila Kratochvilova's 1:53:28, a record the Czech runner set 33 years ago.

In the meantime, #CasterSemenyaDay continues.

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Caster Semenya has Penned a Powerful Story About her Athletic Career

In 'I Wanted to be a Soldier', the two-time Olympic gold medalist finally speaks out about the injustices she's faced.

South African athlete Caster Semenya has said very little about her battle with the IAAF and the testosterone regulations they've imposed on her. Aside from the statements issued by her lawyers as they appealed the decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) at the Swiss Federal Court, Semenya has remained relatively silent on the matter and provided very little comment in her personal capacity. That is until now. She recently penned a story entitled I Wanted to be a Soldier for The Players' Tribune where she talks about her love for athletics as a child and the challenges and humiliation she's had to face over the years.

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Ayomide Bello Is the First Nigerian Woman Canoeist to Qualify for the Olympics

The young athlete is headed for Olympic gold at the 2020 games in Tokyo.

Nigerian woman are making their mark across all areas of sport, and now for the first time ever the country will be sending its first ever woman canoeist to the Olympics.

At just 17, Ayomide Bello will become the first female Nigerian canoeist to compete at the Olympic games when they head to Tokyo in 2020. The teenager beat out other African contenders at the C1 200 event at Africa's Tokyo 2020 qualifiers in Morocco last week to claim the spot, according to BBC Sport.

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Watch Reason and Ginger Trill’s Music Video for Their Politically Charged Single ‘Cashless Society’

Reason and Ginger Trill share grimy visuals for 'Cashless Society.'

Reason has finally released the visuals for "Cashless Society," one of the strongest songs in his latest album, 2018's Azania.

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Listen to Davido's New Album 'A Good Time'

The 17-track album features Naira Marley, Zlatan, Popcaan, Summer Walker and more.

Davido's much anticipated sophomore album A Good Time has finally dropped. Trust us when we say that it's aptly named. Seven years after his debut album Genesis and a string of incredibly successful singles and collaborations with the likes of Demola, Big Narstie and Jeremih, the Nigerian superstar is in top-form on this new 17-track project. Naira Marley, Zlatan, Popcaan, Yonda, Summer Walker, Wurld, Dremo and several other talented artists are featured on the album.

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