Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
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Bolstered by a boost in confidence by her latest achievement, Carina Horn says she is eager to turn out at the World Championships in Beijing next month.
Horn said on Monday she was relieved to equal Evette de Klerk’s national 100m record of 11.06 seconds, set in Germiston in April 1990, when she won her heat at the Madrid World Challenge over the weekend.
“It really feels amazing, something you can’t describe,” Horn said.
“Just to think of how much work and time it took, though preparing for it is part of the dream. Now it’s a dream come true.”
The 26-year-old national champion has delivered consistently over the last two seasons, repeatedly threatening to make a breakthrough.
Having done so, she now hopes her record performance will form a stepping stone as she targets faster times and more accolades.
“One must have confidence, and after that race my self confidence is very high, but I have to keep calm, knowing there is more and wanting more,” she said.
“You can’t do it without confidence and believing in yourself and your whole system, including family and friends.
“Heading into worlds I am very confident and looking forward to it.”