South African Athletics

Mulaudzi's funeral details revealed

2014-10-28 11:00
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The memorial service for South Africa's former 800m world champion, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, will take place on Thursday.

According to a media release issued by Athletics South Africa, the service will take place at 12:30 on Thursday, October 30 at the Braamfontein Recreation Centre in Smit Street, Johannesburg.

Mulaudzi, 34, died in the early hours of last Friday when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving.

Mulaudzi won the gold medal in the 800m at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany.

Mulaudzi was also a former 800m Athens 2004 Olympics silver medallist and a Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

He was the flag bearer for South Africa at the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics and he became South Africa's first black athlete to be ranked number one in the world.

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