Caster snatches third medal for Team SA in London

Caster snatches third medal for Team SA in London

Team South African continues to collect medals at the IAAF World Championships in London. Last night our middle-distance runner Caster Semenya pocketed bronze during the 1 500m Women final.

 

Though she was defeated by both Faith Kipyegon of Kenya who won gold and Wenda Nel who collected silver. Caster finished third, recording a speed of 4:02.90                                                                       .

 

Semenya, who is due to compete again in the 800m heats on Thursday.

 

In his appreciation to Caster Semenya resent achievement, the Minister of Sport and Recreation SA, Minister TW Nxesi who is currently in Cape Town indicated the following: congratulation to Caster Semenya and what an inspiration to all women athletes out there. This medal is the first to be collected at the time when we celebrate all achievements, sacrifices and successes that women of our country have undertaken. Once more, happy women's month and I hope more female athletes who are currently at the London Championships will continue where Caster left off. 

 

Following on the footsteps of Caster Semenya this Tuesday will be, Wenda Nel who will be contesting in the 400m Hurdles heat after booking her place in the semifinals. 

 

Meanwhile on Wednesday the country will be glued to their screens in anticipation of more medals when our World record holder, Wayde van Niekerk and Akani Simbine will be taking part in the 200m semifinals. 

 

So far the county has three medals with more to follow.

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