South Africa's Caster Semenya will not be at the Olympics (23 July to 8 August). She did not manage to reach the 5000m minimum (15'10''). She ran the distance in 15'50''12 on Wednesday 30 June in Liege, Belgium. It was her last attempt to qualify for the Olympics.
Caster Semenya admits she still has a long way to go to win the 5,000m. '' As long as I run under 16 minutes, I am happy," she told Belgian newspaper Soir. '' I need time to get used to this distance. I do it because I love athletics and for the people who support me."
The South African, who was denied the right to run her favorite distances by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, turned to the European Court of Human Rights in February.