Olympics 2012

Semenya favourite for gold

2012-08-10 11:12
Caster Semenya (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Caster Semenya will add to South Africa's gold medal tally at the 2012 London Olympics, if bookmakers are to be believed...

Semenya has been installed as the favourite for the women's 800m final, to be run on Saturday at 21:00 SA time.

Semenya, the world champion from Berlin in 2009, can be backed at 8/11, with Russia's Mariya Savinova (10/3) and Kenya's Pamela Jelimo (4/1) expected to be her main challengers.

Semenya, 21, posted a season's best time in Thursday's semi-finals, winning her heat in a time of 1:57.67.

To date, South Africa have won 3 golds, one silver and one bronze medal, and lie 21st in the overall medal table.

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