ATHLETICS: Nyairera itching to beat Semenya

By The Standard: Thursday, January 26th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Athletics
Margaret Nyairera Wambui of Tetu High School celebrates her 800m victory during the East Africa Secondary School Games National Stadium Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 29-08-2014.PHOTO/DENNIS OKEYO

Rio Olympic women's 800m bronze medalist, Margaret Nyairera, says her dream this year is to beat South Africa's Olympic champion, Caster Semenya.

Nyairera, 21, who won the world junior championship title in 2014 held in Eugene, USA, said she has already embarked on training in her quest to wrestle the world title from the South African.

"The Olympic Games marked my first time to compete against her. It was a remarkable experience during which I learnt she was a better runner than me, which has forced me to go back to the drawing board," Nyairera told Xinhua during the Kenya Prisons Service championships held in Nairobi.