Cronje chasing 2nd A-qualifier

2012-06-06 10:36
Johan Cronje (Gallo)
Cape Town - South African 1500m Champion, Johan Cronje, could join the list of South African track and field athletes that have already qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games, when he competes in his speciality event at the Meeting de Nantes in France on 6 June.

The 30 year-old once before dipped under the 3:35.50 Olympic qualifying standard in Dessau, Germany on 25 May, but in order to be included in the team for London, he will need to do it again.

Juan van Deventer, still on the lookout for his first qualifier, has come very close after clocking 3:35.55 in Hengelo on 27 May. Jerry Motsau, with his best this season of 3:38.82 at the Yellow Pages I in Stellenbosch on 20 March, will also compete in this event.

Wenda Theron and Janet Lawless will line up in the women’s 400m hurdles. This will be Theron’s third meeting of her European campaign, where she needs to run another time of 55.50sec or faster to also ensure she is London bound.  Lawless has also been edging closer to the required time after clocking 56.16sec in Geneve on 2 June.

Ruan de Vries will line up in the men’s 110m hurdles with his best this season of 13.84sec run in Zeulenroda on 17 May.  The Olympic qualifying A-standard is 13.52sec.

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