South African teenager Caster Semenya won the women’s 800 meters gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, just hours after the sport’s governing body asked for the 18-year-old’s gender to be verified. Semenya crushed her rivals by streaking away to secure victory in a time of one minute 55.45 seconds — the best time in the world this year. Defending champion Janeth Jepkosgei of Kenya took the silver with Briton Jennifer Meadows claiming bronze.
Fresh from setting the world of athletics alight by running a blistering new world record time of 9.58 seconds in the men’s 100 meters at the World Championships in Berlin, Usain Bolt has told reporters "anything is possible" for the future. The triple Olympic champion, who is 22-years-old, told the official Web site of athletics world governing body (IAAF) that he could reduce his record-breaking times even further in the future. “Anything is possible.