Semenya makes clean sweep at SA Sports Awards

Semenya enjoyed a remarkable 2018, where she broke various national records across the 400m, 800m and 1,500m events.

FILE: World 800m champion Caster Semenya. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Multiple record-breaking athlete Caster Semenya made a clean sweep at the South African Sports Awards in Bloemfontein on Sunday night, winning three awards including the coveted Sports Star of the Year accolade.

Semenya enjoyed a remarkable 2018, where she broke various national records across the 400m, 800m and 1,500m events. On the night, she also walked away with the People’s Choice Award and the South African Sports Woman of the Year.

The other big winners on the night were swimming sensation Tatjana Schoenmaker who won the New Comer of the Year for her efforts in the swimming pool at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.

Banyana Banyana were voted as the National Team of the Year for successfully defending their Cosafa Women’s Championship title in Port Elizabeth this year.