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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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