JUSTINE PALFRAMAN

DOB 4th NOVEMBER 1993

EVENT – 200m and 400m

MEDAL – WORLD STUDENT GAMENS 2015 GWANGJU – GOLD

PERSONAL BEST – 200m    22.96 sec

400m    51. 27 sec

 

 Justine Palframan of South Africa competes in the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium

Justine Palframan of South Africa competes in the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium

“You don’t get to the Olympics or any World Champs by accident or luck, it takes a lot of hard work, hours of training, sacrifices and an underlying belief that you can and you will get there.”

Justine Palframan grew up in the rural hamlet of Eshowe, in KwaZulu-Natal and now she lives in Stellenbosh where she studies Sport Science at the university.

In 2008 when she was just 14, she won a silver medal in the U17 age category for the 400m at the SA Youth and Junior Championships.

She had both the SA Youth Record for the 400m at 52.88 sec and the SA Junior Record at 51.87 sec, which she set at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona in 2012.

In 2013 she was the SA Senior and U23 Champion in 200m with a time of 23.28 sec, qualified for the 14th IAAF World Championships in Moscow, she could not make through the heats.

In 2014 with the title of champion in both 200m and 400m at the Senior, U23 and Students athletic meetings in South Africa, she was selected for the Africa Seniors Championships in Morocco coming back with a 4th position in the 200m and a 6th place in the 400m.

The 2015 was her most successful season. She won the double of the 200m and 400 titles at all three of the SA U23, SA Senior and SA Student Championships and has improved her personal bests in all three sprint distances.

The highlight has been her victory at the World Student Games 400m in Gwangju- Korea on the 10th July in a new personal best of 51.27 sec.

Qualified for the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing she came back with a 6th place in the 200m.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  Performance Place Date

 

200m 23.28 Stellenbosch 13 Apr 2013
  23.02 Pretoria 26 Apr 2014
  22.96 Stellenbosch 24 Apr 2015
400m      
  51.87 Barcelona 13 Jul 2012
  52.48 Pretoria 12 Apr 2014
  51.27 Gwangju 10 Jul 2015

HONORS

  Rank Performance Place Date
200m

 

       
6th IAAF World Youth Championships 3sf3 24.17 Italy 11 Jul2009
13th IAAF World Junior Championships 6sf2 24.09 Moncton 22 Jul 2010
14th IAAF World Championships 4h4 23.64 Moscow 15 Aug 2013
15th IAAF World Championships 6sf3 23.05 Beijing 27 Aug 2015
         
400m        
6th IAAF World Youth Championships 4 54.55 Italy 10 Jul 2009
Africa Junior Championships 2 52.93 Goborone 2011
14th IAAF World Junior Championships 5 51.87 Barcelona 13 Jul 2012
15th IAAF World Championships 6h4 52.45 Beijing 24 Aug 2015