Pego wrote:Savinova was simply better that day than either Semenya or Jelimo.
As you well know, nothing is ever 'simple'. Everything is actually incredibly complicated, even though our brains try to make it simple. The ANSWER why Savinova finished first that day requires an equation with uncountable variables, chief among which is her mental (psychological) state. Asking where Semenya's head was during the race is a legitimate (but ultimately unknowable) field of inquiry. It's literally what often separates champions from runners-up.