Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
FREDERICKS RETURNS FROM INJURY
Cornel Fredericks will compete for the first time this season when he makes his return from injury at the World Challenge meeting in Madrid on Saturday night.
The Commonwealth 400m hurdles champion was sidelined three months ago when he was struck by an Achilles injury on the eve of the national championships in Stellenbosch.
After a lengthy hiatus, the former World Championships finalist is left in a race against time to book his place in the SA team for the global spectacle in Beijing next month.
Fredericks, who has dipped under 49 seconds for the last five years in a row, must clock 49.50 or quicker before the IAAF entry deadline on August 10 to be selected for the national team.
He will be hoping to bounce back with a bang against a strong field in Madrid, which includes world champion Jehue Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago and American Jeshua Anderson.
Meanwhile, in-form sprinter Carina Horn, who clocked a personal best of 11.16 last month, lines up in the women’s 100m event.
Horn joins a large group of 19 entrants in the short sprint, including five women who have run under 11 seconds in their careers.
* The meeting will be televised live at 7.15pm on Saturday, on SuperSport 4