Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates victory after winning the women's 800m final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
JOHANNESBURG - Caster Semenya has won gold in the 800 metres final at the Commonwealth Games at Australia&39;s Gold Coast on Friday and set a new games record.
Semenya won the title with Kenya’s Margaret Wambui in second in with Jamaica’s Natoya Goule third.
The South African added to her gold in the women’s 1500m earlier in the week to complete a rare double gold in the middle distance events.
The 27-year-old moved into the lead from the first bend and took the field through 400m in 58 seconds. With a gap of a couple of metres, Semenya waited until the 600m mark to surge ahead.
CASTER SEMENYA CLINCHES HISTORIC DOUBLE GOLD ------— gsport4girls (@gsport4girls) April 13, 2018
Semenya wins the women’s 800m in a new GR of 1:56.68.
A clean sweep of all major 800m titles Olympics, world championships and Commonwealth Games.
She also won GOLD in the women’s 1500m @GC2018 GC2018 pic.twitter.com/lLzwdrhTBI
From that point, victory seemed assured as the Olympic champion completed a dominant performance.
- Additional reporting ANA