Caster Semenya awarded gold for 800m at 2012 London Games


South Africa Caster Semenya wins the 800m final for women during day 5 of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Championships held in Durban, on June 26, 2016.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's middle distance runner Caster Semenya has taken the 800m gold for the 2012 London Games, five years after the event.

This after the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) disqualified Russian middle-distance runner Mariya Savinova-Farnosova, who won the race, for doping.

CAS issued a decision on Friday regarding Savinova-Farnosova, determining that she was doping between 26 July 2010 through to 19 August 2013.

Accordingly, all her results achieved in that period were disqualified.

The Russian faces a four year period of ineligibility, which has been imposed as of 24 August 2015.






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