Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
HORN, BRUINTJIES TO START INDOOR CAMPAIGNS
South Africa’s international track and field season gets underway on Wednesday night when sprinters Henricho Bruintjies and Carina Horn compete at the European indoor permit meeting in Dusseldorf.
Bruintjies, who shares the SA 100m record of 9.97 seconds with Akani Simbine, faces a strong line-up in the men’s 60m event.
His opponents include former World Indoor Championships silver medallist Michael Rodgers of the United States and former outdoor world champion Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The speedster from Pretoria displayed fine form last week when he clocked 6.69 seconds over the short sprint at an outdoor league meeting in the capital city, and he will hope to go quicker indoors.
Horn, the joint SA women’s 100m record holder (11.06), has been named in the start lists for the 60m dash at the European top-flight season opener.
She goes up against the likes of American Jeneba Tarmoh, an Olympic relay gold medallist, and World Championships relay medallist Nataliya Pohrebnyak of the Ukraine.
Both the men’s and women’s sprint races in Dusseldorf will be split into heats, due to the size of the fields.