Athletics

SA team shines at Games

2012-12-12 13:04
Athletics blocks (File)
Cape Town - The South African athletics team had an impressive start to the Zone 6 Games in Lusaka, Zambia, winning 11 medals on the first day, of which six were gold.

The South African sprinters dominated the both the men’s and women’s 100m races, with clean sweeps in both events. And to crown a superb performance by the country, Akani Simbini set a new South African Junior Record of 10.19sec, smashing the previous record of 10.30 set by Wilhelm van der Vijver in Pretoria on 18 April 2008. Chante van Tonder won the gold medal in the women’s race.

The athletics programme at the Zone 6 Games caters for Junior athletes.

SOUTH AFRICAN RESULTS ON DAY 1

Gold Medals

Johny Botha, Shot Put, 18.40m (Personal Best)
Janet Seeliger, Long Jump, 5.88m (0.9m/s)
Craig Canham, High Jump, 2.11m
Janike Kotze, Javelin Throw, 47.44m
Akani Simbine, 100m, 10.19 (1.3m/s) (SA Record)
Chante van Tonder, 100m, 11.83 (1.6m/s)

Silver Medals

Marina Griebenhauw, Javelin Throw, 40.83m
Siphelo Ndlovu, 100m, 10.33 (1.3m/s)
Nabeela Parker, 100m, 11.93 (1.6m/s)

Bronze Medals


Fana Mofokeng, 100m, 10.49 (1.3m/s)
Phillipa van der Merwe, 100m, 11.94 (1.6m/s)

Other

Valentina da Rocha, Long Jump, 5th, 5.53m (1.8m/s)
Phillipa van der Merwe, Long Jump, 6th, 5.49m (1.5m/s)
Sylvia Tshetlantane, 5000m, 6th
Clyde Ruiters, High Jump, 6th, 2.00m

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