Caster Semenya completes Commonwealth Games double
Apr 14 2018
Kenya's Margaret Wambui was 1.39s off Semenya's pace to finish second, holding off the challenge of Jamaica's Natoya Goule, who won bronze with a personal-best time of 1:58.82.
"If we still have speed in in  we still continue 800 metres".
"There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it's now illegal to be who I am", he said, calling for that number to come down before the 2022 Birmingham Games.
The South African added to her gold in the women's 1500m earlier in the week to complete a rare double gold in the middle distance events. She won both in Games-record times.
The 19-year-old home hope was given a bye in the seven-woman competition by the computer-generated draw, propelling her straight into the semi-finals.
"To talk about world records. probably it will be after three or four months from now but I'm not guaranteed about that", she said.
"Danniel deserved to win today, she threw a massive throw. She threw a massive throw, she's young and strong and in shape". "If anyone asked me if I was going to be competing with a child, not at all, I could never see myself coming back".
But the dual Olympic champion is confident.
The night's last event, the women's 100-meter hurdles, was expected to be Australia's moment.
In her absence, Nigeria's Oluwatobiloba Amusan put together a brilliant display of high hurdling to power to victory in 12.68 seconds.
World championships silver medallist Joshua Cheptegei won Uganda's third 10,000m title in succession also in a Games record of 27:19.62, while England's Katatrina Johnson-Thompson won the heptathlon.
As he approached the final water jump, he was waving Abraham Kibiwott on and then stepped out into lane two to allow his teammate the inside running, while Amos Kirui was in a battle with Canada's Matthew Hughes for bronze.
"I'm absolutely gutted", said Hughes. "I'm sick and exhausted of coming here.my mentality was rewrite the script - the Kenyans just come in here and do whatever they want and nobody tries to mess up their plans".