SA juniors continue their medal charge

Updated: July 1, 2017

​Shining again across a variety of disciplines, the SA team continued their charge on Friday, adding another handful of medals to their tally on day two of the African Junior Championships in Tlemcen, Algeria.
Thembo Monareng stormed to victory in the men’s 100m race in 10.41 seconds, crossing the line 0.09 clear of Zimbabwean silver medallist Tinotenda Matiyenga.
In the men’s shot put, Kyle Blignaut and Patrick Duvenage earned a one-two for the national squad.
Blignaut grabbed the gold medal with a massive 20.08m heave, just seven centimetres short of his personal best, and Duvenage took silver with a 18.31m attempt, adding to his victory in the discus throw the day before.
Meanwhile, Taylon Bieldt won the women’s 100m hurdles title in 13.82, with Asma Araibia of Algeria taking second place in 13.98.
In the women’s high jump final, Yvonne Robson secured a comfortable win with a best leap of 1.74m, six centimetres clear of Moroccan silver medallist Fatima Elalaoui.