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.
Three South Africans are in contention for the IAAF 2017 World Athletes of the Year awards.
South Africa’s world long jump champion Luvo Manyonga and 800m champion Caster Semenya ended their seasons unbeaten, with two sparkling performances at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday night, writes MARK ETHERIDGE.
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.
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.
Olympic medallists Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen opened their 2017 seasons with convincing victories in the third leg of the ASA Speed Series at Kenneth McArthur Athletics Stadium in Potchefstroom on Wednesday.
Rio Olympics 800-metre track gold medallist Caster Semenya is in line to be awarded an additional Olympic gold medal. This could transpire following media reports that Russian runner Maria Savinova has been stripped of her 2012 Olympic gold medal for doping. Associated Press reports that Savinova, who won the 800-m title at the London Games ahead of Semenya, was also banned… Read more →
Rio Olympics 400-metre gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk ran off with the South African Sport Star of the Year award on Sunday night.