NAIROB (Xinhua) —
Olympic 800m bronze medalist Margaret Wambui believes
she will finally emerge from the shadow of South
Africa’s Caster Semenya and beat her at the World
Championships in Doha, Qatar in 2019.
Nairobi on Tuesday, Wambui says Semenya, who is both
world and Olympic champion, is beatable and believes she
is the one who will finally puncture the aura of
invincibility that the South African has over the
two-lap race at international level.
is about winning and losing and nobody is indispensible.
Everyone is beatable,” said Wambui, who was fourth at
London World Championships in 2017.
beatable. Her day will come but let her enjoy the
moment. My time is yet to come,” she added.
remains unbeaten since 2015 and a lack of serious
competition has prompted her to branch out into the 400m
and 1,500m distances.
always been my dream to win a major competition and my
target next year is to win the World Championships in
Doha and then we will see what happens at the 2020 Tokyo
Olympics,” Wambui said.
to compete at the Doha worlds is Francine Niyonsaba, who
holds a personal best of 1:55.47, run in Monaco in 2017.
Niyonsaba has largely played second fiddle to Semenya,
finishing second in both the 2017 worlds and the 2016
will relaunch their rivalry early next year, starting
with the indoor circuit before moving outdoors with the
Diamond League series, with the Doha worlds representing
the culmination of the 2019 season.