You Can Never Predict Me – Caster Semenya
For those that think they can tell the next move of South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya, you may be disappointed to know that you actually may not.
This is what the athlete revealed at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba.
Semenya won gold in the women’s 400m event at Asaba 2018, beating Botswana and Nigeria to the 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
Now she is targeting to keep running until she clocks 40 years.
“If you talk about an athlete like me, you cannot predict me.
“My goals are more like confusing because when you are a middle-distance runner, you always try to spice up your pace. Our goals are still more, like I say early, my goal is to run till am 40 years, which is probably three more Olympics to come.
Semenya stopped the clock in a national record of 49.96. The record, previously held by Heide Seyerling, had stood for 18 years.
She now holds national records in the 400m, 800m, 1 000m and 1 500m events.
Semenya was followed home by Christine Botslegwe of Botswana in second while Nigeria's Yinka Ajayi took third.
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