IAAF World Championships

Caster on track for 1 500m medal

2017-08-07 13:49
Caster Semenya wins gold at Rio 2016 (Getty)

Cape Town - South African star Caster Semenya will take to the track in her unfavoured 1 500m event at the IAAF World Championship on Monday evening, looking to add to Team SA's medal tally.

Semenya qualified for the final by finishing third in her semi-final in a time of 4:03.80.

Leading SA bookmakers Sportingbet have the race as a three-way battle for gold, with the Netherlands' Sifan Hassen a narrow 5/4 favourite ahead of Semenya (2/1) and Kenya's Faith Kipyegon (9/4).

Semenya's favoured event - the 800m - will be contested on the final day of competition, Sunday, August 13 at 21:10 (SA time).

To date, South Africa boast two medals - a gold and a bronze - won by long jumpers Luvo Manyonga and Ruswahl Samaai, respectively.

The women's 1 500m will be the final event on Monday's programme, starting at 22:50 (SA time).

 

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