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Caster Semenya storms to third world 800m gold to leave troubles behind

• South African produces stunning personal best to delight the London crowd
• Britain’s Lynsey Sharp finishes a disappointing eighth

There was no surer thing at London 2017 than Caster Semenya winning 800m gold, the unknown was how fast she would go. The South African defended her title in a stunning personal best of 1:55.16, the eighth fastest of all time. But considering she breezed over the line after a blistering 27.8sec final 200m the mind boggles at how fast she is capable of going. Surely Jarmila Kratochvilova’s world record of 1:53.28 is within her reach?

Related: World Athletics: GB win silver and bronze in 4x400m relays, plus Semenya wins gold – as it happened

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