SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD, OLYMPIC 800M CHAMPION CASTER SEMENYA WINS 1500M AT C’WEALTH CAMES

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA– South Africa’s World and Olympic Women’s 800 metres champion has won the gold medal in the 1500 metres event at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday, setting a new Games record of 4 minutes 0.71 seconds, which is also her own personal best over the distance.

She is also expected to win the 800 metres later this week.

South Africa added three more medals to their tally at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday and now have leap-frogged New Zealand into 5th place on the medals table.

South Africa won two medals in the pool on the final night of the swimming competition. Bradley Tandy won silver in the 50 metres freestyle, and then joined Calvyn Justus, Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh to win bronze in the medley relay.

The squad has had their best ever Commonwealth Games, winning 12 medals in all, six of them gold.

There were also two fourth places for Brent Szurdocki in the Men’s 1500 freestyle, and for Arno Haasbroek and Andre du Toit in the Queens Prize in shooting.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK