8 March 2016 – At the newly launched Athletics South Africa Nite Series at Pilditch Stadium (Pretoria) Akani Simbine broke the SA record in 9.96
Simbine won the men’s 100m race breaking the SA record of 9.97 which he and Bruintijes had set last year. “it’s an amazing feeling. It’s my first race of the season so I’m surprised with my shape. I just hope I can build on this” said Simbine.
He is still planning the season towards Rio and his next competition will be the SA Championships in Stellebosch.
During a ceremony held in honor of Wayde Van Niekerk’s gold medal achievement in Beijing it was announced yesterday 5th September 2015 by the Mayor of Gemona Paolo Urbani that Wayde will be the new ambassador for the sport project Gemona Città dell Sport.
Not only Wayde will be benefit from the agreement but also athletes like Akani Simbine, Ruswahl Samaai, who will have access to facilities like the track, gym and swimming pool, physiotherapist services, top class accommodation and meals, which will allow them to prepare for Rio 2016 in ideal conditions.
During the recently held IAAF Worldchampionships in Athletics staged at the Bird’s nest stadium South African’s Wayde Van Niekerk won the gold medal 400m men in a new South African and African record with the time of 43.48 sec. This is also a world leading time for 2015 and the fourth fastest athlete of all time.
It has arrived the time to fly to Beijing!
We wish all the best to the athletes who have been qualified for the World Championships! They have bee working hard all year long to be among the best athletes in the world, good luck to everyone and we hope to see some medals around your necks!
Rocco Van Rooyen Javelin thrower, Akani Simbine 100-200m, Justine Palframan 400m, Orazio Cremona shot put thrower, Rynardt Van Rensburg 800m, Wayde Van Niekerk 400m, Willem Coertzen Decathlon, Victor Hogan discus thrower, Ruswahl Samaai long jump, Dumisani Hlaselo 5000m.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York Diamond League 14 June 2015.
Wayde returned to the venue where he smashed the SA record last year and he came first breaking his previous record in 44.24 sec.
It is the second time in a week that Van Niekerk managed to improve on a national mark after he destroyed the 300m record at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting.