Semenya told to go for gold
Caster Semenya is under immense pressure after being told to bring home gold from the London Olympics.
CAPE TOWN - The newly elected chair of the African Union (AU) commission on Thursday gave Caster Semenya a few words of advice, ahead of her 800m semifinal run in London.
Former Home Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma urged her to go for gold.
In a statement, Dlamini-Zuma heaped praise on Semenya.
She said she was proud of the gold medal-hopeful, who will try to secure a spot in the final.
Dlamini-Zuma urged Semenya to give it her all, adding she believes she is ready to win gold.
Dlamini-Zuma is the first woman to head the organisation.
Semenya will run at 20:20 on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, South African kayaker, Bridgitte Hartley, won the country's fifth medal at the games earlier, coincidentally on Women's Day.
Hartley is the first South African to win a medal for kayak at the Olympics.