Caster Semenya

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (IANS) South Africa’s Caster Semenya set a national record to win the gold in the women’s 800 metres at the Rio Olympics.

The 25-year-old on Saturday clocked one minute and 55.28 seconds to beat Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba by 1.21 seconds, Xinhua news agency reported.

Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui pocketed bronze in a personal best of 1:56.89.

It was Semenya’s second Olympic medal after her silver medal in the 800m at the London 2012 Games.

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Read More