Rio 2016: Gvt praises golden girl Caster Semenya

AUGUST 22, 2016

Government has congratulated Caster Semenya on her outstanding achievement in the 800 metre final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Semenya had an impressive time of 1:55: 28 and bagged a gold medal for all her sterling efforts. She brought her A-game as she sailed through the last stretch of the track to confidently claim her position as number one.

“Caster was a popular choice from the beginning and we were in full support of our South African sensation. Her commendable win is a result of her hard work and dedication. Caster has made South Africa very proud and we wish her well in her future endeavours.

“Government is also proud of all the participants for giving their best at the Rio Games. South African citizens also excelled in their support of our South African heroes. Let us welcome all participants with the same enthusiasm and vigor when they return home,” said Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu.