Athletics

Van Zyl's winning streak ends

2011-06-12 14:42
LJ van Zyl (File)
New York - South African 400m hurdles record holder LJ van Zyl's 2011 unbeaten winning streak came to an end at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York on Saturday.

Van Zyl finished fourth, clocking 49.07 seconds for his slowest performance of the year.

Puerto Rican Javier Culson won the race in a season's best 48.50.

Culson was followed by American Bershawn Jackson (48.55) and Briton David Greene (49.07).

Van Zyl, who won the first two Diamond League races in his discipline in Doha and Rome, remains the only one-lap hurdler to run below 48 seconds this season.

He also leads the 400m hurdles Diamond League race with eight points. Culson is second with four points.

In the men's 800m event, South African world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi finished second, clocking 1:46.68.

Mulaudzi took the lead after world-leading Abubaker Kaki of Sudan pulled out with an injury 300 metres in to the race.

The South African held on until Alfred Kirwa Yego of Kenya, who won in 1:46.57, passed him in the final stretch.

Yego's compatriot, Kiplagat Lalang, finished hot on Mulaudzi's heels in 1:46.75.

South African women's javelin throw record holder Sunette Viljoen finished second, with a best heave of 60.39.

Christina Obergfoll of Germany won with a 64.43m meeting record to stretch her lead in the Diamond race.

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius once again failed to qualify for the World Championships in the men's 400m after finishing fifth in 45.69.

South African junior record holder Cheyne Rahme failed to clear a height in the men's pole vault on his Diamond League debut.

Rahme skipped the first height of 5.22m and failed with three attempts over 5.42m.

Read more on:    lj van zyl
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

We tried CrossFit for 2 months ...

What happens when you ask 3, non-gym, ordinary people to give CrossFit a try for 2 months?

 
 

Outdoor

Tips for Your Next Winter Camping Trip
Mountain magic: Your guide to the Drakensberg!
Your Winter Body Weight Workout
The perks of power walking
 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

SuperBru Super Rugby challenge

Enter and challenge Sport24's staff!

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.