JOHANNESBURG – The queen of South African athletics Caster Semenya bowed out of the South African Track and Field Championships with three gold medals in the bag.
Semenya showed off her incredible range winning both the 1 500m and the 5 000m national titles before anchoring the Gauteng North team to victory in the 4x400m relay over the weekend. She opened her championships with a stunning maiden victory in the 5 000m beating Rio Olympian Dominique Scott-Efurd.
While her time may not have any of the world’s top 5 000m athletes quivering in their boots, she did prove she can be competitive over this distance at the Germiston Athletics Stadium.
The three-day championships produced a good amount of upsets, milestones and highlights.
On the first day, former national 100m record holder Simon Magakwe blitzed to his eighth SA title in the sprint event.