Wayde Van Niekerk smashed SA 200m record in Switzerland

Lucerne 14th July 2015

Wayde Van Niekerk made history becoming the first South African athlete to dip under 20 sec in the 200m.

He won the race at the meeting in Switzerland crossing the line in 19.94 sec.

An amazing birthday’s present for his 23rd birthday breaking Anaso Jobodwana’s national 200m record by 0.10.

After clocking 43.96sec in the 400m event in Paris Diamond League couple of days ago, Van Niekerk became the fourth man in African history to dip under 20sec in the 200m and under 44 in the 400m

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New PB and Gold medal for Justine Palframan in Gwanju

The 21 years old Justine Palfram coached by Mohamed Ally was untouchable in the women’s 400 m final at the World Student Games in Gwanju – Korea.

A great performance, not only for the Gold medal won by a huge margin of 0.66 sec from Poland’s Malgorzata Holub, but also for the new PB 51, 27 sec that smashes his previous one of 51. 87 sec run when she won the national title on her home track in Stellenbosch earlier this year.

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Gold medal for Akani Simbine in Gwanju Korea

A great season for this young 21 years old boy who dominated throughout the rounds at the World University Games in Gwanju – Korea 2015.

He clocked a Games record of 10 sec in the semifinal before going on to win the final in 9.97 in completely still conditions.

He equals at the moment the South African record in 100m.

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3rd Southafrican record for Wayde Van Niekerk

Paris 04th July 2015

Wayde Van Niekerk has improved in less than a month his national record in 400m beating the olympic medallist Kirani James at the Paris Diamond League.

Van Niekerk won the race in 43,97 sec to shave 0,28 sec off his previous best he set in New York Diamond League.

For couple of hours he has been also the first African athlete below the 44 sec, but later Isaac Makwala from Botswana set a new record 43, 72 sec at the Chaux de Fonds meeting in Swiss.

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9.99 sec for Akani Simbine in Slovenia

Slovenia _ Velenje 1st of July 2015

At the Miners Day Classic Meeting sub 10 was registered by Akani Simbine clocked 9.99 sec with -0.2 wind over his team-mate Henricho Bruintjies.

Simbine is only 0.001 sec off the 9.98 sec South African record Simon Magakwe posted last year in Pretoria.

This new PB also ranks him in the top 21 in the world this year. He will leave tomorrow his base in Italy for the World Students in Korea.

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Great results also for the other south african athletes:

a new PB in 800m 1:45.40 sec for Rynardt Van Rensburg, who placed himself in a 2nd position behind Amel Tuka 1:44.19 sec.

second position also for Justine Palframan 23.36 sec in 200m with -0.3 of wind.