Semenya, 26, is the 2016 Olympic and 2009 world champion and is poised to gain two more golds after Russian doper Mariya Savinova-Farnosova was stripped of her 2012 Olympic and 2011 world titles.
« I just love you guys, it feels like home in London, » said Semenya.
And she was asked if she was thinking of an assault on the world record of 1:53.28 set by Czech Jarmila Kratochvilova in 1983 – the longest-standing track world record in the book.
» We need to be clear – 1.55 first and it will require a lot of training. I have Olympic, World and Commonwealth titles now so maybe it is time to target the world record. It’s the next thing on the list. I know it will be difficult but I will have to attempt soon, maybe. »
Wilson said she had not expected a medal despite running into her best form at just the right time.
« I was trying to focus on my own race, I tried to speed it up for the last 100 metres not matter if I came up short, » she said. « I pushed it 100 percent and I’m super-happy. The crowd was super-awesome and super-special tonight. It was electrifying. »