JOHANNESBURG – Despite a season in which she was unbeaten and set yet another national record in the 800m, South Africa’s Caster Semenya was not one of the five finalists for the female World Athlete of the Year announced by the IAAF on Monday.
Semenya was one of the initial 10 nominees announced last month.
Semenya was unbeaten in her nine 800m finals in 2018, including the Commonwealth Games, African Championships, Diamond League final and Continental Cup.
She is also Commonwealth champion at 1 500m, African champion at 400m and has set world leading times this year in the 800m and 1 000m.
Despite her incredible achievements this season, the IAAF still did not include the 27-year-old Semenya in the final list.