Two-time Olympic 800-metre medalist Caster Semenya did it again with a a personal best and world-leading 1min,55.16sec.
Semenya showed her usual patience and allowed the front runners their space before ominously gliding around the final bend and then putting her foot down to blast past in the final 50m.
South Africa has won six medals at these World Championships with Semenya winning two of them, bronze in the 1500m and then gold in the 800m. She last won World Championships gold in Berlin, Germany back in 2009.
Semenya’s gold medal is joined joined by Wayde van Niekerk’s 400m and Luvo Manyonga’s gold. There was also 200m silver for Van Niekerk and two bronze medals for Semenya (1500m) and Ruswahl Samai in the long jump.