Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
BRUINTJIES CHARGES TO 10.06 PB IN PRAGUE
Producing the race of his life, sprinter Henricho Bruintjies smashed his 100m personal best to stun fancied compatriot Anaso Jobodwana at the Josef Odlozil Memorial, a European Permit meeting in Prague on Monday night.
The 22-year-old Bruintjies got off to a great start and stormed to victory in 10.06 seconds, with a legal +1.5m/s tailwind, to improve his career record of 10.17 set in Pretoria in April last year.
Jobodwana, the national 200m record holder, settled for second position in his first 100m race of the season in 10.13.
Hurdlers Antonio Alkana and Wenda Nel also continued their impressive form in the 2015 campaign with victories in their respective events.
Alkana, the national 110m hurdles champion, won his specialist discipline in 13.42, with a +3.2m/s wind denying the Western Cape athlete a new personal best.
Konstadinos Douvalidis of Greece was edged into second place in 13.46.
Nel, meanwhile, had no trouble picking up another win in Europe in the women’s 400m hurdles, crossing the line in 55.20, well ahead of Russian Vera Rudakova who took the runner-up spot in 55.62.
In the men’s one-lap hurdles, LJ van Zyl continued to show consistency in his build-up to the World Championships in August, ending second in 49.50, with Denis Kudryavtsev of Russia winning the race in 49.18.
In the men’s 1 500m event, World Student Games bronze medallist Jerry Motsau took fifth place in 3:44.44, well behind Canadian winner Charles Philibert-Thiboultot who won in 3:39.78.
Fellow South African Folavio Sehohle, who won the Helsinki Half-Marathon last week, ended 10th in 3:49.62.