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Caster Semenya – continued with her dominance in the 800m as she came 1st once again, with a time of 1:55.27.
Luvo Manyonga – won the Long Jump event with a leap of 8.36m ahead of fellow South African Ruswahl Samaai 2nd, (8.32).
Refiloe Jane – Banyans Banyana captain will by plying her trade in Australian Womens Football League, she stole the show at the recent Gauteng Sports Awards: winning Sportswoman of The Year award.
Scott Davies – Good start to #OVOToB for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as Scott Davies took over the SKODA King of the Mountains jersey from his teammate Nick Dlamini.
South African athletes have been included in the African continental team for the IAAF Ostrava 2018.
The Continental exhibition takes place in Ostrava, Czech Republic 08 and 09 September 2018.
20 South African athletes have been selected.
SA Athletes taking part:
Caster Semenya, Rikennette Steenkamp, Zinzi Chambangu, Ischke Senekal, Jo-ané van Dyk, Akani Simbine, Titi Ncincilili, Phora Thapelo, Antonio Paul Alkana, Cornel Fredericks, Simon Magagwe, Henrico Beuntries, Emile Erasmus, Ruswahl Dean Sammai, Godfrey Khotso Mokoena, Christopher Moleya, Hendrik van Wyk, Victor Hogan, Tshpaug Makhethe and Phil-mar janse van Rensburg
Women’s 10000M Final Results.
1. Lonah Chemtai Salpeter (ISR) 31.43.29s
2. Susan Krumins ??31.52.55s
3.Bahta Meraf ?? 32.19.34s
Men’s Javelin Throw Results.
1. Thomas Rohler ?? 89.47m
2. Andreas Hofmann ?? 87.60m
3.Kirt Magnus 85.96m ??
Women’s High Jump Final Results.
1. Mariya Lasitskene 2.00m
2. Mirela Demirera ?? 2.00m =PB
3. Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch ?? 1.96m
Women’s Triple Jump Final Results.
1. Paraskevi Papahristou ??14.60m
2. Kristin Gierisch ?? 14.45m
3. Ana Peleteiro ?? 14.44m
Women’s Javelin Throw Results.
1. Christin Hussong ?? 67.90m CR
2.Nikola Ogrodnikova ??61.85m
3. Liveta Jasiunaite ?? 61.59m.
Women’s 400M Hurdles Final Results
1. Lea Sprunger ??54.33s
2. Anna Ryzhykova ?? 54.51s
3. Meghan Beesley ?? 55.31s
Men’s 400m Final Results.
1. Matt Husdon Smith ?? 44.78s
2. Kevin Borlee ?? 45.13s
3. Jonathan Borlee ?? 45.19s
Women’s 800m Final Results
1.Nataliya Pryshchepa ?? 2.00.38s
2.Renelle Lamote ?? 2.00.62s
3.Olha Lyakhova ?? 2.00.79s
Men 110M Hurdles Final Results
1. Pascal Martinot ?? 13.17s
2. Sergey Shubenkov 13.17s
3. Orlando Ortega ?? 13.34s
Men’s 400m Hurdles Final Results.
1. Karsten Warholm ?? 47.64s
2.Yasmani Copello ??47.81s NR
3. Thomas Barr ?? 48.31s
Women’s 100m Hurdles Final Results.
1.Elvira Hermen ?? 12.67s (-0.5)
2. Pamela Dutkiewicz ?? 12.72s
3. Cindy Roleder ?? 12.77s
Men’s 200m Final Results.
1 Ramil Guliyev ??19.76s CR (+0.7)
2. Nethaneel Mitchel Blake ?? 20.04s
3. Alex Wilson ??20.04s
Men 100M Final Results.
1. Zharnel Hughes ?? 9.95s (0.0)
2 Reece Prescod ?? 9.96s
3. Ail Jack Harvey ?? 10.01s
Women 100M Final Results.
1. Dina Asher Smith ??10.85s =WL (0.0)
2.Gina Luckenkemper ?? 10.98s
3. Dafne Schippers ??10.99s
Every Monday we bring some of the sports highlights from the past week.
• Caster Semenya broke Maria Mutola’s long standing record in the 800m race in Asaba clocking 1:56.06
• Antonio Alkana won the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.51sec.
• Netherlands beat Ireland 6 – 0 in the Women’s World Cup Hockey final on Sunday
• Crusaders beat the Golden Lions 37 – 18 in the Super Rugby final on Saturday
• Proteas clinched the 5 match Series following their 78 run win over Sri Lanka in the third One Day International on Sunday.
• England beat India by 31 runs in the first Test.
Amazulu 1 – 0 Baroka, Maritzburg United 0 – 2 Golden Arrows, Bloem Celtic 2 – 0 Chippa United, Orlando Pirates 1 – 1 Highlands Park, Cape Town City 2 – 0 Supersport United, Mamelodi Sundowns 1 – 1 Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Wits 3 – 0 Free State Stars
• Manchester City beat Chelsea 2 – 0 in the Community Shield Cup on Sunday.
Women’s 1500m final
1st – Winnie Chebet (KEN) 4:14.02
2nd – Rababe AARFI (MAR) 4:14.12
3rd – Akkoui Malika (MAR) 4:14.17
Women’s Long Jump final
1st – Brume Ese (NGR) 6.83
2nd – Marthe Koala (BUR) 6.54
3rd – Lynique Beneke (RSA) 6.38
Men’s 4 x 100m Relay final
1st – South Africa 38.25
2nd – Nigeria 38.74
3rd – Cote d’Ivoire 38.92
Women’s 400 x 100m Relay final
1st – Nigeria 43.77
2nd – Cote d’Ivoire 44.40
3rd – Kenya 45.58
Women’s 400m final
1st – Caster Semanya (RSA) 49.96
2nd – Christine Botlogetwe (BOT) 51.19
3rd – Ajayi Yinka (NGR) 51.34
Many athletes and media houses gathered at the games are experiencing difficulties finding accommodation and accreditation.
The African Championship has been surrounded by controversy but LOC Chairman of Asaba 2018 Chief Solomon Ogba is not pointing fingers.
“I apologise for the shortcomings that have been experienced at this championship. We are not trying to put blame on anybody and we accept all the shortcomings.” – said Ogba
Men’s Long Jump final
1. Ruswahl Samaai (RSA) 8.45 Gold – Championship record
2. Luvo Manyonga (RSA) 8.43 Silver
3. Yahya Berabah (MAR) 8.14
1. Hellen Obiri – 15:47.18
2. Senbere Teferi Sorawho -15:54.48
3. Meskerem Mamo Hayile15:57.38
Women’s 100m Final:
1. Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast (11.15)
2. Janet Amponsah of Ghana (11.54)
3. Joy Udo Gabriel -Nigeria (11.58) #ASABA2018 #GriSportsAthletics
Women’s Hammer Throw Final:
1. Soukaina Zakour of Mauratious (68.38m),
2. Temilola Ogunrinde (67.39m)
3rd. Jennifer Bawsikita of Congo (66.43m)
Women’s 100m Hurdles Final:
1.Tobi Amusan of Nigeria (12.86s) 2. Rikennete Steenkamp (13.18s)
3. Rosvitha Okou of Ivory Coast (13.39s)
1.Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (21.08m)
2. Mohamed Khalifa (19.33m)
3. South Africa’s Kyle Blignaut was 3rd in 19.05m.
Akani Simbine came first in the men’s 100m title with a time of 10.25s (-2.1). first ever African title #Asaba2018 #GriSportsAthletics ??????
We would like to congratulate all South African Athletes who participated in the Athletics World Cup in London.
• Luvo Manyonga won the Long Jump with a leap of 8.51m – Gold
• Rikenette Steenkamp won the hurdles 100m with a time of 12.88sec
• Sunette Viljoen won the Javelin event 61.69m
Team South Africa ?? finished seventh overall.
Team South Africa
Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Caster Semenya files legal challenge to the newly introduced law by IAAF that seeks to reduce testosterone on female athletes.
The rule will come into effect only in November and only applies to middle distances athletes, 400m, 800m, 1200m and 1500m.
Semenya filed her court papers today at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. In her court papers she stated that, “regulations are discriminatory, irrational, unjustifiable, and in violation of the IAAF Constitution, the Olympic Charter and the laws of Monaco. The laws of jurisdictions in which international competitions are held, and of universally recognised human rights.”
Gold Coast 2018 – Caster Semenya broke the 34 year national standing record in the Womens 1500m race.
The record was set back in 1984 by Zola Budd in Port Elizabeth, for 34 years no one has come close to changing this, until the 800m Olympic and three time World Champion Caster Semenya entered the fray.
Semenya ran a time of 4:00.71, a second faster than Zola Budd. She is the first black South African female track athlete to win gold at the Commonwealth Games.
Today at the Commonwealth Games:
Currently: Netball SA are playing Fiji (LIVE)
11:45am – CAT : Brad Tandy – 50m freestyle final
11:45am – CAT : Antonio Alkana – 110m hurdles final
14:05pm – CAT : Caster Semenya 1500m final
Gold and silver for Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruinties in the 100m final respectively.
Team South Africa kicked off the day in eighth place with 9 medals. They’re now in fifth spot with 18 medals.