seMenYA WIns AGAIn
South African Caster Semenya, who dazzled at last summer’s world championships before becoming ensnared in a gender dispute, resumed her low-key return to competition Sunday. She won a second straight 800-meter race in Finland, in a time far slower than her world title run last August in Berlin.
She cruised to victory at the Savo Games in her second race since she was cleared to continue competing as a woman. She finished in 2 minutes, 2.41 seconds — almost two seconds faster than Thursday’s comeback race at the Lappeenranta Games. Still, she was seven seconds slower than her national record of 1:55.45 at the 2009 worlds.