Semenya wins 5,000m race, falls short of Tokyo qualifying time

South African middle-distance runner and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya competes in the women's 5000m final during the Sizwe Medical Fund Athletics South Africa Senior Track and Field Championships held at the Tuks Athletics Stadium in Pretoria on April 15, 2021.

Photo credit: Phill Magakoe | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The South African is among a minority of female athletes who have an unusually high level of testosterone, which gives them added strength.
  • Last year, Semenya announced she would pursue Olympics 200m qualification.



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