Semenya, the 2009 world champion, crossed the line in one minute, 57.23 seconds, a season’s best. The race was won by Mariyah Savinova of Russia in one minute 56,19 seconds. Ekaterine Poistogova of Russia was third, in one minute 57,53 seconds.
Savinova finished the race in a season’s-best time, beating Semenya by 1.04 seconds.
Semenya was last with 250 meters to go, and her strong finishing kick only carried her to silver while Savinova raced away to an easy victory.
Semenya made her Olympic debut three years after being forced to undergo gender tests.News24