Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
EXPLOSIVE ACTION EXPECTED AT NITE SERIES OPENER
Some of the country’s most accomplished athletes will turn out in Pretoria on Tuesday evening, with the top-flight domestic season set to start with a bang as the ASA Nite Series gets underway.
National 100m record holders Akani Simbine and Carina Horn will headline the men’s and women’s short dash races at the high-altitude meeting.
One-lap hurdles specialists LJ van Zyl, Wenda Nel and Gezelle Magermann will also be in action, though they have all opted to compete in flat events.
Van Zyl, a former Commonwealth Games champion, goes in the men’s 400m race, while World Championships finalist Nel will turn out in the 100m and 200m sprints.
Magerman, the Youth Olympic Games gold medallist, will join Nel in the half-lap race where they face World Student Games 200m champion Justine Palframan.
Rising 110m hurdles star Antonio Alkana lines up in his specialist discipline in preparation for the World Indoor Championships in Portland later this month.
On the infield, former Olympic long jump silver medallist Khotso Mokoena will compete in the men’s triple jump event, while World Championships bronze medallist Sunette Viljoen spearheads the line-up in the women’s javelin throw.
The first of four legs in the newly launched Nite Series starts at 6pm on Tuesday at Pilditch Stadium.
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