Commonwealth Games

Caster cruises into 800m final

2018-04-12 07:14
Caster Semenya (Getty Images)
Caster Semenya (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Caster Semenya on Thursday cruised into the women's 800m final at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast.

Who to watch: Team SA on Day 8

Semenya dipped under two minutes, crossing the line in 1:59.26.

She was the fastest qualifier heading into Friday's final at 12:45 SA time.

Semenya made headlines earlier in the week when she won gold in Tuesday's 1 500m final.

Her winning time of 4:00.71 sliced 1.1 seconds off Zola Budd's 1984 South African record and earned Semenya her first Commonwealth Games medal, to go with her swathe of Olympic and world titles over 800m.

READ: Semenya smashes record, but controversy persists...

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