15 August 2017

South Africa: Minister Susan Shabangu Congratulates Caster Semenya On Winning Women's 800m Gold Medal At IAAF World Championships

press release

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Hon. Susan Shabangu, MP, congratulates Caster Semenya on winning the women's 800m gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, in London.

With this win, Caster Semenya, broke her own 800m record and secured her third World Championship title. Semenya also won the women's 1 500m bronze medal at this year's Championships.

Caster Semenya's victory is of particular significance because of her determination, resilience and focus despite the challenges that she has faced throughout her career. She continues to compete with the best in the world and to come out triumphant.

"In this month of August, wherein we celebrate the courageous women of 1956, let us also celebrate the successes of brave South African women like Caster Semenya, who keep on flying the South African flag high", Minister Shabangu.

Issued by: Department of Women

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