Residents of Masehlong and Fairlane village sin Limpopo where Caster Semenya originates, are happy for her successes so far at the 2012 Olympic Games. The 21-year-old runner has qualified for the 800metres finals on Saturday night in London. She won her semi-final last night in very good time. The villagers are optimistic about Semenya’s chances. “I’m happy for here she is a smart girl and she will get a gold medal tomorrow… I am happy for Caster and I wish here a good luck as a lady from from our village, she will get a gold medal tomorrow and we are proud of here, we wish her all the best luck and good luck and we have that believe that she will bring a gold medal to South Africa and Aganang municipality as a whole we are very much happy for her.” The Polokwane-born athlete is making her Olympic debut after winning the world title at the age of 18 in Berlin in 2009. She will face defending champion Pamela Jelimo of Kenya who has also won her semi-final. Semenya says she is looking forward to the final and just wants to run a good race and hopefully win a medal.

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