August 17, 2018

Caster Semenya caps her Commonwealth Games with gold double — and two records — after 800m win (Businesslive)

Caster Semenya caps her Commonwealth Games with gold double — and two records — after 800m win (Businesslive)

Caster Semenya notched up SA’s 13th gold medal in Gold Coast on Friday the 13th while Brakpan boytjie Martin Erasmus won the country’s first Commonwealth Games wrestling gold in 60 years.

Semenya won the 800m in a 1min 56.68sec Games record to secure her second gold at the Games.

Semenya‚ who won the 1500m earlier in the week‚ led from the front and was unchallenged as she stormed home first ahead of Kenya’s Margaret Wambui and Natoye Goule of Jamaica.

Her victory kept Team SA firmly in fifth position on the log‚ three gold medals ahead of New Zealand.

Erasmus won all four of his fights by technical superiority — his sport’s version of a knockout — including the final against India’s Mausam Khatri‚ his conqueror at the Commonwealth wrestling championships late in 2017. Read more

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