Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
BRONZE MEDAL FOR STUDENT RELAY TEAM
Akani Simbine led the charge in Gwangju, bagging individual gold and relay bronze (photo credit: Reg Caldecott)
South Africa were awarded another track and field medal at the World Student Games after team management appealed the disqualification of the men’s 4x100m relay squad.
The decision was overturned when it was found their opponents had not been impeded, and the quartet of Ncinci Titi, Gideon Trotter, Eckhardt Rossouw and Akani Simbine were given the bronze medal on Sunday after finishing third in the final in 39.71 seconds.
This lifted the team’s total medal tally to six at the biennial university spectacle in Gwangju, South Korea.
Tuks speedster Simbine (men’s 100m) and fellow sprinter Justine Palframan of Maties (women’s 400m) were the stars of the show, bagging gold medals in their specialist events.
Aside from the sprint relay squad, Kovsies middle-distance runner Rynardt van Rensburg (800m), Arkansas State long jumper Roelf Pienaar and the men’s half-marathon team also secured bronze medals.
* Full results are available in our Results section