@

                     

                                

SEMENYA BREAKS 25-YEAR-OLD 800-M AFRICAN RECORD
World champion Caster Semenya led from the front again as South Africa continued their fine form on the final day of the 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba

Semenya took her second gold medal in Nigeria, this time in the women's 800-m final on Sunday, 5 August 2018.

The two-time Olympic champion stopped the clock in a time of 1:56.06 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

Semenya broke the African record held by her idol Maria Mutola V the Mozambican icon set her record at the 1993 African Championships in Durban (1:56.36).

On Friday, Semenya smashed a 18-year-old national record previously held by Heide Seyerling in the women's 400-m final, becoming the first South African woman to dip under 50 seconds.

South African sprinter, Ncincilili Titi, romped to gold in the men's 200-m final, crossing the finish line in 20.46 seconds as fellow countryman Luxolo Adams claimed bronze in 20.60 seconds.

Cornel Fredericks took silver in the men's 400-m hurdles in a time of 49.40 seconds behind gold medallist Abdelmalik Lahoulou of Algeria (48.47).

Wenda Nel grabbed a bronze medal in the women's 400-m hurdles final in 57:04 behind gold medallist Glory Nathaniel of Nigeria (55:53) and silver medallist Moroccan Lamiae Lhabz (56:66).

Kenya finished with 11 gold medals, six silver and two bronze with South Africa on nine gold, 13 silver and eight bronze.

Nigeria, the hosts of the championships staged in the southern city of Asaba, was third with nine gold, five silver and five bronze.

V Source: 
www.sport24.co.za

 

 

@

@