South African Athletics

Caster to wait for CAS verdict over 2012 Olympic gold

2017-12-06 23:40
Caster Semenya (AP)

Cape Town - Caster Semenya has to wait on the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) verdict on Russia's Mariya Savinova to be officially awarded a 2012 Olympic gold medal.

Savinova appeared before CAS on Monday to appeal against her four-year ban and the decision to strip her off her 800m Olympic gold medal.

READ: Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

In London 2012, Savinova outran Semenya by stopping the clock in a time of 1:56.19 with the South African bagging silver in 1:57.23.

According to Inside the Games' website, until the case is concluded, the medals won by Savinova cannot be officially re-allocated.

CAS said the 31-year-old Savinova was "found to have been engaged in using doping" from July 2010 until August 2013.

This means that Semenya could be in line for two medals, as the decision from CAS could not only strip Savinova of her 2012 Olympic gold, but also her 800m title she won at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu - a race where Semenya came second.

If Semenya is awarded gold from London, it would make her a double Olympic gold medallist after her heroics in Rio last year.

A verdict from CAS is expected to be announced within the next two weeks.


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