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Caster claims bronze in first major 1 500m final

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Caster Semenya (Getty Images)
Caster Semenya (Getty Images)

London - Faith Kipyegon of Kenya added the world title to her Olympic crown after sprinting to a thrilling victory in the women's 1 500m on Monday as Caster Semenya snatched bronze.

In a fantastic race that erupted on the final lap, Kipyegon held off allcomers, including double-hunting Semenya, down the home straight to clock 4:02.59.

"I knew it would be fast, it is such a quality field," Kipyegon said.

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