New SA record for Willem Coertzen

On Sunday 31th of May 2015 at the Hypobank Meeting in Gotzis, Willem Coertzen had a strong second day to finish third and improve his own African record to 8398.

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Simbine on the podium in Hengelo

on Sunday 24th of May at the Fanny Blankers-Koen meeting in Hengelo, Akani Simbine finished second clocking 10.12s in the 100m, running into a 0.3m/s headwind.

Victor Hogan grabbed fifth position with 62.21m, behind the Olympic and World Champ silver medallist Piotr Malachowski.

Orazio Cremona was also fifth in the men’s shot put, launching a 19.20m in the penultimate round.

Long jump Ruswahl Samaai withdrew from his specialist event.

 

 

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Rocco Van Rooyen top 5 javelin thrower in SA

On Saturday 23th of May 2015 at the Athletics SA Invitation meeting in Cape Town, Rocco Van Rooyen launched a massive personal best smashing his record with a superb 85.39 m. This result puts him into the top-five on the South African all-time men’s javelin rankings and it is also three metros further than the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in August.

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Q&A with Akani Simbine

read more about Akani Simbine in the article written by Wesley Botton of the Citizen http://citizen.co.za/382841/qa-with-akani-simbine/

interview with Akani for the Citizen

interview with Akani for the Citizen

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African Youth Champs in Mauritius

Taylon Bieldt was the queen of the hurdles in Mauritius during the African Youth Champs 2015. She won gold medal in the 100mH in 13,30 and also gold in the 400mH in 59,20 sec.

Taylon Bieldt

Taylon Bieldt

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SA Student Champs in Stellenbosh

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.

Akani Simbine

Akani Simbine

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.

Justine Palframan

Justine Palframan

 

 

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African Youth Champs: De Bruyn queen of the sprints!

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.

Nicola De Bruyn

Nicola De Bruyn

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Brilliant results at the SA Champs in Stellenbosch

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

Wayde Van Niekerk

Wayde Van Niekerk

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.

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Orazio Cremona

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.

Justine Palframan

Justine Palframan

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

Rynardt Van Rensburg

Rynardt Van Rensburg

Second place in the 400m hurdles for Anneri Ebersohn 57,79

Anneri Ebersohn

Anneri Ebersohn

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Simbine, the second-fastest SA man in 100m

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.

Akani Simbine

Akani Simbine

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SAMAAI shines at the SA Senior Champs

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.

Ruswahl Samaai - Kilowan's Photography copywright

Ruswahl Samaai – Kilowan’s Photography copywright

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