‘Cobra’ Semenya cruises with first Rio Olympics race


Caster Semenya looked calm and dominant as she ran in the 800m heats on Wednesday‚ dipping under two minutes and showing no sign of nerves on the world’s biggest stage.

The semi-finals are on Thursday‚ which means Semenya – dubbed the “Unlimited Cobra” by her fans‚ – would have Friday off ahead of Saturday’s final Rio time.

South Africans can expect to see the final at 2.15am on Sunday.

Semenya is expected to add another gold to SA’s haul of seven medals to date‚ comprising one gold‚ five silver and a bronze.

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