Back injury forces Semenya out of Student Games

JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) – World women’s 800 metres  champion Caster Semenya has withdrawn from the World Student  Games this month because of a back injury.

Semenya was scheduled to compete at the Games in Shenzen,  China, from August 12-23 before defending her world title in  Daegu, South Korea.

University Sport South Africa athletics chairman Glen  Bentley told Reuters the injury was not serious.
“It is only a niggle but she did not want to risk  aggravating it and thus not be in a position to defend her title  at the world champs,” he said.

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