Blow for Semenya's Olympic dream

File: Caster Semenya. AFP/Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

JOHANNESBURG - Caster Semenya's chances of qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo are getting slimmer by the day.

The 800m Olympic silver medalist suffered a major blow with the cancellation of the African Athletics Championships in Lagos in Nigeria.

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The champs were rescheduled a few times, with Lagos the last option.

The competition was meant to assist athletes who had not yet qualified for Tokyo.

Semenya's final hope is a Cape Town event starting this weekend, which is likely to host a 3,000m and not her preferred 5,000m race.


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