Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
MUNDELL, OOSTHUIZEN ON FORM IN DUDINCE
Marc Mundell and Anel Oosthuizen delivered solid performances at the World Race Walking Challenge event in Dudince, Slovakia on Saturday.
Mundell finished 20th in the men’s 50km event in 3:56:12, exactly two minutes outside the national record he set in Melbourne in December.
He dipped under the Olympic qualifying standard of 4:06:00 for the third time since the window opened in May last year.
Rafal Augustyn of Poland won the race in 3:43:22.
Oosthuizen, meanwhile, was 24th in the women’s 20km in 1:37:49, clipping 14 seconds off her personal best set in Stellenbosch last year.
The 20-year-old athlete was less than two minutes outside the 17-year-old SA record of 1:36:18 held by Susan Vermeulen, as she edged closer towards the Olympic qualifying standard of 1:36:00.
Compatriot Zelda Schultz also set a career record, ending 32nd in 1:42:41, while Italian athlete Eleonora Giorgi secured victory in 1:28:05.
In the men’s 20km walk, Mthembi Chauque took 23rd position in 1:29:52, dipping under the 1:30:00 barrier for the first time.
Tom Bosworth set a British national record to win the race in 1:20:41.