Semenya looks for gold

Team South Africa is hoping to bolster its gold medal haul when Caster Semenya takes to the track.

Caster Semenya came second in her heat in the 800m womens race in the Olympics, qualifying for the semi-final. Picture: Wessel Oosthuizen/SA Sports Picture Agency.

LONDON - Team South Africa is hoping to bolster its gold medal haul at London 2012 Olympic Games this evening when runner Caster Semenya takes part in the women's 800 metre final.

The 2009 world champion will take to the track at 9pm on Saturday.

Semenya looks to be in devastating form as she heads to the final at London's Olympic Park.

Kenya's Pamela Jelimo and Russian Mariya Savinova will be her toughest opposition, although it was Semenya who recorded the fastest time in the semi-finals.

As a 19-year-old, she shocked the world by becoming the new world champion in Berlin recording her personal best time.

Team SA, short on their target of 12 medals, will be hoping that their 800 metre superstar can add to their tally.

South Africa has three gold medals, a silver and one bronze.