Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
SUPERB START FOR SA ON DAY THREE
Team South Africa delivered a near flawless morning session on day three of the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia on Friday.
Sprinters Gift Leotlela and Kyle Appel stormed into the boys’ 200m semifinals.
Leotlela clocked the fastest time of the first round, crossing the line in 20.82 seconds, and Appel won his heat in 21.52.
Nicola de Bruyn also shone in the girls’ half-lap event, winning her heat in 23.99, and compatriot Madia Ehlers was fourth in her heat in 24.63, with both athletes progressing to the penultimate round.
Werner Visser and Patrick Duvenage were equally impressive in the opening round of the boys’ discus throw.
Visser launched a 61.93m attempt and Duvenage produced a 59.63m heave, as the duo finished second and third among the qualifiers for the final.
The evening session will be held in the early hours of Saturday morning (SA time), with the national team aiming for their first medal of the age group showpiece.