South African Athletics

Olivier second in Glasgow

2014-07-12 20:05
Andre Olivier (AFP)

Glasgow - South Africa's elite middle-distance athletes proved their potential ahead of the Commonwealth Games with a sterling showing at the Diamond League meeting in Glasgow on Saturday.

André Olivier secured his best ever finish at a Diamond League event, securing second place as the rest of the field succumbed to the dominance of David Rudisha.

The Kenyan world record holder, continuing his comeback from a lengthy injury hiatus, broke clear after the pace setter dropped off with 300m to go and secured a convincing victory in 1:43.34.

Olivier was the best of the rest, winning a sprint finish for second place in 1:45.65, less than two weeks before the start of the Commonwealth showpiece.

Johan Cronje grabbed fourth position in a tactical men's 1 500m contest in 3:34.97.

Running a well-judged race, Cronje worked hard down the home straight to cross the line more than two seconds behind runaway Kenyan Silas Kiplagat, who won in 3:32.84.

Read more on:    iaaf  |  iaaf diamond league  |  athletics
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
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

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