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Caster Semenya Blitzes The Field To Win Women's 800-Metre Gold

The South African does one better on the silver medal she won in London and achieves a personal best in the process.

South African Caster Semenya has powered past other competitors in the Women's 800-metre final today to win gold.

David Gray / Reuters

Semenya blitzed the field in the final 300 metres, finishing with a time of 1:55.28, a personal best and a South African record.

Easy for Caster Semenya as she wins women's 800m. Beautifully elegant runner. Made it look effortless.

Caster Semenya, Neymar, Taurasi..... it's like the sports gods blessed us with a full blast of Lochte-deodorizer.

They can write and say whatever they like. History will record forever: Caster Semenya (RSA) - 800m Olympic. champion in Rio de Janeiro 2016

The South African was the favourite to win the race, being a force within women's running since the 2009 world track and field championships. Semenya won silver in the same event at the London Olympics in 2012.

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