Chappie wrapper shoutout leaves Caster smiling as she cruises to another win Zurich

By News24 Wire
02 September 2016

She’s already won all the most sought-after gold medals, but that doesn’t mean that the golden girl of South African athletics can’t get excited about the little things in life!

The 800-meter Olympic champion posted a picture showing that these days she’s featured on the back of the ever-popular Chappies bubble-gum wrappers. The well-known bubble-gum range’s fun facts have been a South African favourite for a long time – and Caster is clearly a fan too.

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“During my childhood I used to read the "Did you knows" inside the chappies wrapper, but I've never thought that 1 day I'd read about myself,” she captioned the photograph.

Meanwhile, the SA-born superstar won the women's 800m event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday.

The Rio Olympic champion over the distance, won in a time of 1:56.44 after her customary burst down the final straight, Sport24 reports.

In winning, Caster also captured the Diamond Race in the event.

In replicating the finishing order from Rio, Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba was second in 1:56.76 while Kenya's Margaret Wambui claimed bronze in 1:57.04.

Caster also picked up $40 000 (R585 000) for winning the Diamond Race.

Congratulations Caster!

-- Mieke Vlok/News24 Wire

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