South African track star Caster Semenya, 19, scored her best time yet since returning to competition after last year’s gender scandal, winning the 800 meter race at the Notturna di Milano with a 1:56.16 time. It’s her last race before the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Not that the controversy has subsided.
South African athletics president Leonard Chuene, who had Semenya compete in the 2009 World Championships in Berlin last August without formal approval, was chided by South Africa’s Olympic committee for engaging in “gross misconduct” and ignoring medical advice.
Meanwhile, Caster’s win in Milan will surely to make her competition even more pleased to run against her.