South Africa 27-year-old veteran, athelete, Caster Semanya was one of the big names who introduced herself in the tournament in grand style, she did not hesistate to make a mark, as she won two gold medals for team Africa.
On the third day of the tournament after winning the women’s 400 meters final and sealing her first gold medal in the tournament. In a press conference she was asked if there is any pressure surrounding her defending of the 800 meters race she stated that she feels no pressure at all.
“Winning 800 meters is in my blood, I am not saying this with pride, but it is something I know I can do, 400 meters, 1500 meters is not really my specialty but I am happy to win the 400 meters race, but as for 800 meters I’m very positive I will win it”
Caster Semanya went ahead to win gold in the 800 meters race in 1.64 seconds. Before the race it was observed that while others were warming up she sat down calmly. She addressed the issue while speaking to press saying “ I know what to do when in the track, 800 meters is my speciality, it’s about being good at something and remain focused at it.”
Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba won the silver medal with a time of 1.67 sec while Ethopia’s Melese Nberet Kefale won the bronze medal with a time of 1.68
Caster semanya will now turn attention towards representing Africa at the IAAF Continental World Cup later this year.