Caster Wins First Race Back
Caster semenya commenced her return to competitive track and field in Lappeeranta Finland on Thursday night securing victory in the 800m in two minutes 4.22 seconds.
Starting in lane 4 a focussed semenya lost no time in shadowing the kenyan pace maker who took the field through 400m in 1:02.05 before moving out for the South African to take the lead.
A controlled run saw the 19 year old do enough to keep the lead before opening a two metre gap at the line which she crossed in 2 minutes 4.22 seconds. Although well off the 1:55.45 gold medal clocking at the Berlin World Championships last August, it was a useful first outing after the 11 month ‘gender- testing’ exile from the sport. semenya will compete again in Finland on Sunday as part of her focus to qualify for the SA Commonwealth Games Team.