Reunion with former coach in Beijing
Caster Semenya this week worked for the first time with former coach Mike “Sponge” Seme since the two parted ways four years ago.
“Sponge and I have been good to each other,” said Semenya of her erstwhile mentor, who is Team SA’s middle-distance coach at the championships.
“It reminds me of the times we used to travel together. I still think of him as my coach, because he is my mentor. I became a world champion because of him. We parted ways, but he is still the best coach around – and it’s good to see him doing what he knows best.
“He is here to guide, take note of the times and be someone who will push and shout at me to work harder.”