Caster Semenya Remains Undefeated But Fails To Pick Up Moscow World Championship Qualifier

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by LetsRun.com
July 21, 2013

Competing for the second time this year at the 2013 Saavo Games in Finland today, 2009 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist Caster Semenya picked up her second victory of the year, but also for the second time came nowhere close to the 2:01.50 time needed for IAAF ‘B’ qualification.

Caster was full of smiles last year in London

Semenya won today’s race in 2:04.48. Four days ago, Semenya won her season opener in 2:06.58.

Earlier this month, Semenya’s coach Maria Mutola had spoken optimistically about Semenya’s fitness as she said the following to the Sunday World, “I know people have been saying all sorts of things about Caster’s fitness, but she is going to silence them. The rehabilitation has gone well and we are happy with the training process. Caster will be back in action in Europe in two weeks.”

Semenya is running out of time to silence the critics and pick up an IAAF qualifier.

Results below.

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Results
Place#Name / ClubResult
11Caster Semenya
South Africa
2.04.48
26Heather Wilson,
USA
2.04.79
34Blue Mole Markos
India
2.05.07
45Rachel Aubry
Canada
2.05.64
512Ayako Jinnouchi
Japan
2.06.05
62Charlene Lipsey
USA
2.06.45
78Chihiro Sunaga
in Japan
2.08.25
811Katrina Sonck
Noormarkku Nopsa
2.12.10
Of 18Yana aslanov
Russia
DNF

 

Intermediate times
DistanceTimeName
400m59.35

The video interview that helped take the Semenya ‘controversy’ world-wide in 2009 and has been seen by more than  800,000 times.

 

 

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