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Semenya runs like a man, 800m women lament

Caster Semenya easily won her 800m heat at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday‚ and then insisted she was targeting medals‚ not the world record. People should learn how to unite. I have done well. "I feel sorry for them". That was my main focus - just doing it for my people. "I think it is all about loving one another", she said.

Semenya wins her first Olympic title, with her victory coming two hours after IAAF President Sebastian Coe, who was at the Olympic Stadium, says the worldwide athletics body will go back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in an attempt to have the testosterone-limiting rules reinstated. But in the belly of Rio's Olympic Stadium, sports instead got a new leader who preaches unity where, for too long in her case, there has been nothing but discord. Her default position is generally to talk only about her running. She made a cross with her arms. The painted plaster cast of Baartman's body was displayed in Paris' Musee de l'Homme until 1974.

Nonetheless, the South African was herself untouchable here on Saturday night.

And the really good news is that the new Olympic champion is keen on making the 400m a part of her schedule. Pierre Weisse, the IAAF's general secretary has joked "She is a woman, but maybe not 100 percent".

In a brief, three-sentence statement, the IAAF announces that Semenya is cleared to compete again against other women, almost a year after her gold at the worlds. "The first 400 we were pushing ourselves, it was great", Semenya told reporters. "It's not about looking at people, how they look, how they speak, how they run". You know, it's not about being muscular.

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Justin Gatlin and Andre De Grasse , who shared the 2016 Olympic 100m podium with Bolt, both advanced to the 200m semifinals. If he advances from those semis, he would race in the final on Thursday night for his eighth Olympic gold medal.

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Mills has embraced the leadership role on the floor, and he has maintained his red-hot shooting and efficiency numbers. He played sparingly in Australia's exhibition games over the summer, but was ready when the games started to count.

"Tonight is all about performances", she said. You don't think about how your opponents look. Alarmists fear that athletes such as Semenya will blur the biological line so thoroughly that we might as well cancel male and female categories and compete together in one however-you-want-to-identify-yourself free-for-all. Just fantastic. I couldn't believe it.

Unbeaten in eight races this year, Semenya - silver in London 2012, after the Russian Mariya Savinova - came to Rio with the African title and world's best in 10 years: 1:55.33, achieved in Monaco. Dutee trusts her legal team and is therefore, focusing on training and performance.

South Africa's social media has been united in furious defence of Ms. Semenya.

The rule was appealed past year by sprinter Dutee Chand of India, who ran here in the preliminary heats of the 100 meters and the 400 relay and finished close to last in both.

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