Two-time 800-meter Olympic champion Caster Semenya won a 300-meter Friday in Johannesburg for her return to competition more than seven months after being prevented from running over her flagship distance by International Federation regulations for hyperandrogenic women.
“I’m here to stay, “said Semenya after her victory in Johannesburg in a university competition against student athletes.” You will see me. That’s all i can say at the moment” , she added.
Semenya won the 300 meters in 36.78 sec, her new personal best, ahead of Taylor Bieldt (37.22 sec) and Kirster Ahrems (38.36 sec). At 29, the South African athlete has twice won Olympic gold over 800 meters, in 2012 and 2016, and three world titles, but can no longer compete in his favorite distance due to a new regulations of the International Federation (World Athletics) concerning the testosterone level of athletes.