Caster Semenya of South Africa won the gold medal in the Women’s 800m Race of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, August 20 at the Olympic Stadium.
Caster Semenya won the gold with a time of 1:55.28, a new national record, which is also the fastest time since 2008.
Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba finished the race second to win the silver medal for her country with a time of 1:56.49. She becomes the second athlete from Burundi to have ever won a Olympic Medal. The first and the only Olympic Medal had Burundi had won was a gold medal in 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Kenya’s Margaret Wambui came in third to win the bronze medal with a personal best timing of 1:56.89.