CAPE TOWN. — History beckons for Caster Semenya as she chases an unprecedented IAAF Diamond League hat-trick this week.
The 27-year-old will contest the 800m final in Zürich, Switzerland, on Thursday, the event in which she is the defending champion after first claiming the title of the two-lapper in 2016.
She stands to pocket $50 000 (R717 000) and a Diamond Trophy.
Coach Samuel Sepeng believes his charge will attain this goal. He backed up this statement by outlining the athlete’s preparations ahead of the Weltklasse Zürich showdown.
Semenya won a 400m race at a low-key event in Poland on Wednesday in a time of 50.06 seconds.
“Doing the 400m has been part of our training. It’s for speed work,” Sepeng told City Press. “The main focus is next week in Zürich, and we are going there with a positive mind-set after the time in Poland.” — Sport24.