Semenya world champion 800 metres, again gold for Felix

Semenya world champion 800 metres, again gold for Felix

Caster Semenya has Sunday at the world athletics championships in London in a convincing way the 800 metres was won. Mutaz Essa Barshim took the gold in the high jump, while Allyson Felix her record number of world CHAMPIONSHIP medals, but once again expanded.

The 26-year-old Semenya sat in the Olympic Stadium with a time of 1.55,16 about 800 metres. Francine Niyonsaba from Burundi was at a suitable distance second in the 1.55,92, for the American Ajee Wilson: 1.56,65.

Semenya was last year at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is also the fastest in the 800 metres. Previously, she won the world title at this distance in 2009 and 2011.

The South African athlete is much to do. Of Semenya is known that they naturally have more testosterone possession. Women with naturally higher levels of testosterone on some atletiekonderdelen in the advantage on women with normal levels of the male hormone.

In a scientific study commissioned by the international athletics federation IAAF has found evidence for that proposition, was the beginning of July clearly.

The IAAF has a few years ago tried her out vrouwenwedstrijden to fend off, but the international court of sportarbitrage CAS whistled the federation. The global bond wants more evidence submission to the CAS to convince that women with a high testosterone level not be allowed to participate in vrouwenwedstrijden.

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High jump

Barshim made to his role and where, in the high jump. The 26-year-old athlete from Doha came only about a 2.35 metres. He made no foutsprong to 2.20 meters, 2.25 m, 2,29 m, 2,32 m and 2,35 m.

The Russian Danil Lysenko picked up the silver with a height of 2,32 m, while the Syrian Majd Eddin Ghazal (2,29 meter) at the bronze jump.

Barshim ended last year at the Olympic Games as the second behind the Canadian Derek Drouin, who with an injury afzegde for the world cup. The Qatarees took advantage and picked up his first world title outdoors.


On the 4×400 meter relay race for women was the gold, as expected, to America, that in less than six seconds faster than Great Britain. Poland ran up to the third spot. The American Felix (31) won her last world CHAMPIONSHIP medal and her eleventh world title.

When the men went to the world championship title in the 4×400 metres surprising to Trinidad and Tobago. With a time of 2:58.12 was the team from the United States to the silver reference. Great Britain picked up just before Belgium bronze.

Sandra Perkovic recaptured the world title in the discus throw. The 27-year-old Croatian, the olympic champion of 2012 and 2016, was already world champion in 2013, but that was two years ago in Beijing to settle for silver.

In London it was Perkovic is clearly the best with a distance of 70,31 metres. The Australian Dani Stevens (69,64 m) finished second, while Mélina Robert-Michon of France the bronze medal (66,21 metres).

In the 1500 metres for men dominated Kenya. Elijah Manangoi, the number two of two years ago, clinched the title and his compatriot Timothy Cheruiyot was second. The Norwegian Filip Ingebrigtsen completed the podium.

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