Caster Semenya qualifies for 800m Semi Final

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya has qualified for the semi finals of the womens 800m coming second in her heat with a time of 2:00.71. American Alysia Montano Johnson took first place in the heat with a time of 2:00.47. Alysia Montano Johnson put in a hard run shooting off at the start and creating a 30 meter gap between her and the rest of the pack. The gap was reduced tremendously in the final lap and Caster Semenya was catching her. Caster looked strong and untroubled in her qualifying heat. With all the controversy around her gender now firmly behind her, she is definitely in the running for a Gold medal at these London Olympics.

The world record in the 800m Womens event is 1:53.28 and the Olympic World Record is 1:53.43.

Current Betting Odds at William Hill on Caster Semenya to win the Gold at the London Olympics are 4/1,  so if you place a $£€20 you will win $£€100.

Podium Finish Betting Odds for Caster Semenya are at 4/7 so if you place a $£€20 you will win $£€31.42.

The William Hill bookies favorite to win Gold is Kenyan Pamela Jelimo who did a 2:00.54 in her heat. Her betting odds are 6/5 so if you place a $£€20 you will win $£€44.

Alysia Montano Johnson winner of the heat Caster Semenya was in has 20/1 odds to win the Gold, meaning if you place a $£€20 you will win $£€420.

Here are the top qualifiers in each heat and their times.

womens 800m heat 1 - heat3 London Olympics

Womens 800m Heat 4- Heat 6 London Olympics

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