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