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Semenya wins comeback race in Finland

Semenya wins comeback race in Finland

Caster Semenya has won her first race since being cleared to return to competition after underdoing gender tests.
The 19-year-old South African won the 800 meters in a modest time of 2 minutes, 4.22 seconds on Thursday at the low-key Lappeenranta Games.
Her time was a long way off the 1:55.45 Semenya clocked when she won the 800-meter gold medal at the world championships in Berlin 11 months ago.
Semenya, who started in lane 4, was level with most of her competition before pulling away on the home straight to beat a weak field.
Semenya is aiming to be in gold medal contention at October's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.
Her next race is at the Lapinlahti Games on Sunday.


Updated : 2020-12-03 12:36 GMT+08:00