Semenya into 800m final

By on August 12, 2017
Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba and powerful Kenyan Margaret Wambui, silver and bronze medallists in last year's Olympics, went one-two again in the third heat to progress automatically.

Olympic champion Caster Semenya looked ominously comfortable in advancing to the women’s 800 metres final
at the World Athletics Championships on Friday.

Meanwhile Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba and powerful Kenyan Margaret Wambui, silver and bronze medallists in last year’s Olympics, went one-two again in the third heat to progress automatically.

Semenya won bronze in the 1,500 on Monday.

The final will be without defending champion Marina Arzamasova of Belarus, who was eliminated in the heats, and former champion Eunice Sum of Kenya, who withdrew due to illness.

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