Commonwealth Games 1,500m champion Caster Semenya had to settle for a distant sixth at Thursday’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, writes MARK ETHERIDGE.
Wayde van Niekerk fought off a late surge from Botswanan rival Isaac Makwala to win the 400m at the Diamond League in Monaco.
Caster Semenya won the women’s 800m in Monaco with a personal, meet and Diamond League record of 1:55.27.
Olympic champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk fired a crackerjack shot across the bows of any would-be pretenders to his World Championship 400m crown in Switzerland on Thursday night, writes MARK ETHERIDGE.
By Mark Etheridge Olympic silver medallist Luvo Manyonga swept all before him to win Diamond League long jump gold in windswept Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday.
By Mark Etheridge Caster Semenya was the shining light for a handful of South African athletes on Diamond League duty in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday night.
By Mark Etheridge South Africa’s Rio Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya added another Diamond League 800-metre title to her name on Saturday evening.
Being one of the trailblazers of South African athletics seems to come naturally to Akani Simbine.
By Mark Etheridge National champion and record-holder Akani Simbine became the first South African to win a Diamond League 100-metre sprint when he beat an impressive field in Doha, Qatar on Friday evening.