South Africa’s Caster Semenya will attempt to reclaim her 800m title on the final day of action of the World Championships in London on Sunday.
The South African, who was awarded gold retrospectively in the event in 2011, already has one medal to her name this week, after winning bronze in the 1500 metres on Monday.
However, it’s the two-lap race that is her strongest, the event in which she won Olympic gold in Rio last year.
Semenya, who won bronze in the 1500m, is the current Olympic Champion and the 2009 World Champion. She has looked comfortable throughout the heats of the 800m, despite her coach saying she is “very tired’ after her 1500m races.
Semenya holds the world leading time for 2017, having clocked 1:55.27 in Monaco in July. Francine Niyonsaba, who will also be racing in the final, is second with 1:55:47. Ajee Wilson, also in the final, has the third best time this year with 1:55:61 with Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui also battling to dethrone the South African queen.