Caster climbs to No.6 in Commonwealth
Caster Semenya's improved 800m time in Berlin on Sunday places her sixth in the Commonwealth so far this year, although in world terms she is only the 30th-quickest on the planet.
Semenya clocked 1min 59.90sec at the weekend - way short of the 1:55.45 she ran to win the world championship gold medal in 2008 - and it suggests she is on track to challenge for a podium finish at the Commonwealth Games in India in early October.
The best time in the Commonwealth so far this year is the 1:57.75 achieved by Kenya's Nancy Jebet Langat, a shade faster than the 1:57.84 set by compatriot Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei.
Jamaica's Kenia Sinclair went 1:58.62 in May and the British duo of Jemma Simpson (1:58.74) and Jennifer Meadows (1:58.89) have also been below 1:59.00.