Semenya cruises to victory in 2nd 800-meter race since being cleared to compete as a womanBy AP
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Semenya easily wins 800 meters in Finland
LAPINLAHTI, Finland — Caster Semenya’s low-key return to competition has continued with another win, capturing the 800 meters at the Savo Games in Finland.
The South African cruised to victory in her second race since being cleared to continue competing as a woman. She finished Sunday’s race in 2 minutes, 2.41 seconds — almost 2 seconds faster than at Thursday’s comeback race at the Lappeenranta Games.
Semenya always looked in control against a weak field. She was still 7 seconds slower than the national record she set when winning gold at the world championships in Berlin last August in 1:55.45.
Semenya now heads home to South Africa to continue training and is expected to return to race in Europe in August.
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