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Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi

2016-08-19 02:36
Caster Semenya (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Caster Semenya, the overwhelming favourite for gold in the 800m, eased into the final by winning her semi-final in Rio on Thursday (Friday morning SA time).

Semenya, running in the third and final heat, posted 1:58.15.

Semenya's time wound up to be the fastest time heading into the final.

The final will take place at 02:15 (SA time) on Sunday.

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