100m Men: Akani Simbine won gold medal in 10,09 sec which not only qualifies him for both the IAAF WC in Beijing but also for the World Student Games in South Korea. What makes the achievement more remarkable is that this is the fastest time in SA history over 100m at sea level.
400m Women: Justine Palframan followed her gold medal at the SA senior Championships up with a new PB in the 400m women semi finals of 51,78 sec which is both a qualifying time for the IAAF World champs in Beijing and World Student games in South Korea.
One of the In-Site’s most brightest prospects, 16 years old Nicola De Bruyn won gold in both 100m and 200m at the African Youth Championships. Nicola set a time of 11,64 sec in the 1o0m semi finals.
National record-holder Wayde Van Niekerk, the African and Commonwealth silver medallist, won the 400m in a season’s best of 44,91, getting his qualification for the IAAF World Championship in Beijing.
He will not be alone in China, because on the podium for the 4th time there was also Orazio Cremona, who qualified for the World Champs by winning the shot put with a distance of 20,49m.
Gold medals also for the discus thrower Victor Hogan with 62,90m ; the javelin thrower Rocco Van Rooyen with 77,96m ; the high jumper Julia Du Plessis with 1,80m and Justine Palframan who won both 400m – 52,49 and 200m – 23,26 qualifying for the World Student Games.
Silver medal for Rynardt Van Rensburg in 800m who ran in 1,46,7 the semi finals and gained his passport for the World Student with a second place in the final with 1,46,97
Second place in the 400m hurdles for Anneri Ebersohn 57,79
The 22-year-old ran a wind-assisted 10.04 in his semifinal heat at the Athletics Gauteng North Championships at Tuks last month, where he also won the final in 10.13, qualifying for the IAAF World Championships that take place in Beijing later this year. He also won the 200m event in a personal best time of 20.27.
A great day at the SA Champs in Stellenbosh (18 April 2015) for Ruswahl Samaai, the Commonwealth and African bronze medallist, who breaks his long jump PB of 8,13m providing the top performance of the year with a jump of 8,38m.