South African Athletics

No Semenya in SA's world team

2015-07-15 06:44
Caster Semenya (File)

Cape Town - Former 800m world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Caster Semenya has not made South Africa's initial team for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing next month after failing to post a qualifying time.

Athletics South Africa said on Tuesday that athletes have until the end of July to qualify, with a final deadline of August 10 for "exceptional circumstances."

The championships begin on August 22.

Semenya needs to run 2 minutes, 1 second to make the team in the 800m.

She has a best of 2:04.19 this season but had to pull out of this month's World Student Games with a recurrence of the knee injury that forced her to miss the 2013 worlds.

Semenya made global headlines when it was revealed she underwent gender tests before winning the 2009 world title as an 18-year-old.

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