The New Zealand Herald

Semenya sizzles


South Africa’s flagbearer Caster Semenya made it look easy as she romped to victory in the first leg of her bid for the 1500m-800m double at the Commonweal­th Games. Semenya sat comfortabl­y with the pack until she swept past the field on the final bend at Carrara Stadium to win the 1500m gold in a Games record 4m 00.72s, more than three seconds ahead of Kenya’s silver medallist Beatrice Chepkoech. The dual Olympic 800m champion continued South Africa’s golden run at the track after Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjie upset Jamaica’s Yohan Blake to take gold and silver in the men’s 100m on Monday.

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