Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
NEL WINS WORLD CHALLENGE RACE IN RABAT
Wenda Nel was the best of the SA contingent on Sunday, winning the women’s 400m hurdles race at the World Challenge meeting in Rabat, Morocco.
Nel secured a comfortable victory in 55.36 seconds, well ahead of European Championships silver medallist Anna Titimets of the Ukraine, who finished second in 55.86.
In the men’s long jump, training partners Khotso Mokoena and Zarck Visser both reached the podium.
Mokoena, a former Olympic silver medallist, produced a season’s best of 8.16m, while Visser launched a best leap of 8.10m.
Tyrone Smith of Bermuda jumped 8.20m in the final round to snatch the win.
Sprinter Carina Horn ended fourth in a closely contested women’s 100m race in 11.31 seconds, achieving the World Championships qualifying standard, with American Jessica Young bagging victory in 11.24.
Antonio Alkana took fifth position in the men’s 110m hurdles event in 13.65, with European indoor champion Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France winning the race in 13.37.
Johan Cronje finished sixth in the men’s 1 500m in 3:38.98, and Justine Palframan was seventh in the women’s 400m in 53.02.