South African Athletics

SA trio gear up for Diamond League in Birmingham

2017-08-19 16:14
Ruswahl Samaai (Gallo)

Cape Town - Three South African athletes will compete at the 12th of the 14 legs of this year's IAAF Diamond League series in Birmingham, England on Sunday.

Ruswahl Samaai, who secured the bronze medal in the long jump at the recent IAAF World Championships in London and fellow long jumper Khotso Mokoena, are among the starters for their specialist discipline.

While world champion Luvo Manyonga will not take part, they will face a formidable challenge, with all nine men in the field having leaped beyond eight metres this season.

On the track, amputee sprinter Ntando Mahlangu will turn out in the T42 200m men sprint, as the teenage prodigy aims to upset his senior opponents in the half-lap dash.

Programme:

12:31 - Ruswahl Samaai, Khotso Mokoena (long jump)

15:42 - Ntando Mahlangu (200m T42 men)

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