Semenya finds form at World Challenge

Caster Semenya broke the two minute barrier for the first time this season in her 800m win.

Olympic silver medallist in the women's 800 metres, Caster Semenya. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.

CAPE TOWN - Caster Semenya broke the two minute barrier for the first time this season to win the 800m race at the Rieti World Challenge on Sunday.

Last month, she missed the World Championships in Moscow due to a knee injury.

But after beating Nelly Jepkosgei of Kenya by more than half a second, she showed that she is finding her form again.

The 22-year-old has not fully recovered from her injury, but is showing promising signs after a lengthy injury layoff.

Semenya, who was the 2009 world champion and won silver at the 2012 London Olympics, is aiming to find her top form ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The tournament will run from 23 July to 3 August.