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SPORTS DAY: Caster tears into fresh 200m speculation


SPORTS DAY: Caster tears into fresh 200m speculation

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Is Caster Semenya switching focus to 200m?

Caster Semenya tore nearly half a second off her 200m personal best in a league race at the weekend‚ strengthening speculation that she is turning to the shorter sprint to stay in athletics. Since refusing to take testosterone-lowering medication‚ the two-time Olympic 800m champion is forbidden from competing in any event from 400m to the mile. And after breaking the SA 300m record in Johannesburg last month there has been talk that she is focusing on the 200m. Semenya clocked 23.81sec at the Tuks track in Pretoria on Saturday‚ the university’s athletics club said on Saturday. That knocked 0.45sec off her 24.26 previous best from 2019‚ but if she wants to get to the Tokyo Olympics in the 200m‚ she will need to improve by more than a second to crack the 22.80 qualifying time. For a medal she would need at least a low 22...

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