Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
IN-FORM NEL LOOKS AHEAD TO WORLD CHAMPS
After delivering a superb first half to the season, at both domestic and international level, one-lap hurdler Wenda Nel is eager to tackle the rest of the 2015 campaign, with her sights firmly set on the World Championships in Beijing.
The 26-year-old African champion has won three of her four races on the international circuit in the last month.
The only slight “blemish” on her record this season was a third-place finish at the World Challenge meeting in Ostrava where she hit the final hurdle and lost her rhythm.
At the World Challenge event in Beijing, she smashed her personal best by 0.45 to secure victory in 54.37 seconds.
“Overall I am happy with the way my international campaign has played out,” the Tuks/HPC athlete said on Monday, in the wake of her latest win in Rabat at the weekend.
“I can take something positive from each of my races but, more importantly, I am enjoying doing what I do.
“The past four weeks have really been ‘wow, and I am truly grateful that I have received a talent to run.”
Nel was working on the finer details, hoping to chip more time off her career record in one of the most technical and challenging disciplines in track and field.
“It makes me excited to think about everything, no matter how small, I can still do to enable me to run faster times,” she said.
“Leading up to the World Championships my main challenge will be to make sure that I remain focussed and never forget what I am working towards.”
Nel confirmed she would compete again at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on July 4.