South Africa: Caster Cruises Into 800m Final

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

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

She was the fastest qualifier heading into Friday's final.

Semenya made headlines earlier in the week when she won gold in Tuesday's women'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 medal, to go with her swathe of Olympic and world titles over 800m.

Source: Sport24

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