Cape Town - Wenda
Nel was in fine form on Sunday, taking third position in the 400m women hurdles
race at the IAAF Diamond League Meeting in London, England.
African champion completed the contest in 54.73, dipping under 55 seconds for
the third time this year, with Janieve Russell of Jamaica securing victory in
a number of other South African athletes delivered impressive performances on
the European circuit over the weekend.
Horn won the 100m women sprint in 11.05 at the European Classic Permit Meeting
in Sotteville, France clocking the fastest time of her career, though the SA
record holder was aided by a +2.6m/s wind.
Zarck Visser again sailed over the
eight metre mark, winning the long jump men with a leap of 8.07m.
Kortrijk, Belgium on Saturday, Justin Palframan won the 200m women race in a personal best of 22.84 and also secured victory in the 400m event in 52.47. Showing
consistent form, the World Student Games one-lap champion had clocked a 400m season best of 52.30 in Celle Ligure three days earlier.
next day, Palframan went on to win the 200m race at the Brussels Grand Prix in
Sesele was triumphant in the 200m men race in Kortrijk, achieving a personal best
of 20.27 seconds, becoming the sixth athlete to dip under the ASA A-standard
qualifying time in the half-lap dash for the IAAF World Championships in London
also finished second in the 100m men race in 10.20, with the benefit of a
Lofstrand continued her breakthrough international campaign, setting another personal best to win the 800m women race in 2:02.05, edging out Winnie Nanyondo of
Uganda by 0.01 in a late sprint.
other events at the Brussels Grand Prix, junior athlete George Kusche won the
800m men race in 1:47.98, while Jerry Motsau clocked 3:38.11 to finish fourth
in the 1 500m men contest, achieving his fastest time in nearly three years.
his comeback from an anti-doping ban, Victor Hogan won the discus throw men with
a 62.69m heave to secure victory by more than 12 metres.