South Africa’s track and field queen, Caster Semenya, underlined her class once more on Friday evening by surging to a second gold medal at the national championships in Germiston.
Semenya, who claimed the 5 000m title on Thursday, produced the goods again in the 1 500m – both distances provide the ideal endurance training for her favourite 800m, which she will tackle at the world championships in Doha later in the year.
Mind you, the Olympic champion may opt to double up, as she did at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she was first in the 800m and 1 500m.
The 28-year-old was in fine form in Germiston on Friday night, sprinting to the front of the pack and never relinquishing the lead.
Semenya managed to maintain a good pace around the nearly four laps of the track, and crossed the line in 4:13.59, well clear of silver medallist Carmie Prinsloo in 4:29.55.