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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Men’s 100mGold: Christian Coleman (USA) — 9.76Silver: Justin Gatlin (USA) — 9.89Bronze: Andre De Grasse (CAN) — 9.90

Men’s Long JumpGold: Tajay Gayle (JAM) — 8.69Silver: Jeff Henderson (USA) — 8.39Bronze: Juan Miguel Echevarria (CUB) — 8.3412. Steffin McCarter (USA) — NM

Men’s Triple JumpGold: Christian Taylor (USA) — 17.92Silver: Will Claye (USA) — 17.74Bronze: Hugues Zango (BUR) — 17.666. Donald Scott (USA) — 17.17

Men’s 50km Race WalkGold: Yusuke Suzuki (JPN) — 4:04:20Silver: Joao Vieira (POR) — 4:04:59Bronze: Evan Dunfee (CAN) — 4:05:02

Women’s 100mGold: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) — 10.71Silver: Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) — 10.83Bronze: Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV) — 10.907. Teahna Daniels (USA) — 11.19

Women’s 10,000mGold: Sifan Hassan (NED) — 30:17.62Silver: Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) — 30:21.23Bronze: Agnes Tirop (KEN) — 30:25.208. Marielle Hall (USA) — 31:05.719. Molly Huddle (USA) — 31:07.2410. Emily Sisson (USA) — 31:12.56

Women’s MarathonGold: Ruth Chepngetich (KEN) — 2:32:43Silver: Rose Chelimo (BHR) — 2:33:46Bronze: Helalia Johannes (NAM) — 2:34:156. Roberta Groner (USA) — 2:38:4413. Carrie Dimoff (USA) — 2:44:3538. Kelsey Bruce (USA) — 3:09:37

Women’s Pole VaultGold: Anzhelika Sidorova (ANA) — 4.95Silver: Sandi Morris (USA) — 4.90Bronze: Katerina Stefanidi (GRE) — 4.857. Katie Nageotte (USA) — 4.707. Jenn Suhr (USA) — 4.70

Women’s 50km Race WalkGold: Liang Rui (CHN) — 4:23:26Silver: Li Maocuo (CHN) — 4:26:40Bronze: Olena Sobchuk (UKR) — 4:33:3817. Katie Burnett (USA) — 5:23:05

Women’s Hammer ThrowGold: DeAnna Price (USA) — 77.54Silver: Joanna Fiodorow (POL) — 76.35Bronze: Wang Zheng (CHN) — 74.7612. Gwen Berry (USA) — NM

Mixed 4x400mGold: USA — 3:09.34 WRSilver: Jamaica — 3:11.78Bronze: Bahrain — 3:11.82


Briana Williams Smashes 100m Records With 10.94

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Northeast (FL) High School junior Briana Williams smashed the national high school, world U18 and Jamaican U20 records in the 100m when she clocked a 10.94 to finish third at the Jamaica Senior Championships Friday night in Kingston.

The former record of 10.98 was set in 2015 by Candace Hill at Brooks PR.

“I actually competed with a fever today,” Williams said. “I’m getting sick, so I will seek a medical exemption for the 200m and chase a top-3 Jamaican time between now and Worlds to try to get a 200m spot as well. I won’t compete in the 2019 National Championships any further. On to Doha!” 

Related Video: Behind Briana Williams 100m National Record Pursuit

Williams, the No. 1 ranked athlete in the MileSplit50 girls rankings, finished behind Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the last two Olympic champions in the 100m. Williams and Fraser-Pryce each clocked a world-leading 10.73 with Thompson getting winning the photo finish by .003. All three women earned spots on Jamaica’s team for the World Championships in September in Doha, Qatar.

Prior to this meet, Williams had competed just four times this outdoor season. She lowered her personal best to 11.02 at the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic on June 8. Williams eased into the semifinals running 11.20 into a headwind before advancing out of the semifinals with an 11.01, which lowered her National Junior Record by a tick.

Williams, 17, is now tied with Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain for the No. 4 time in the world this season. She will also attempt to make Jamaica’s 200m squad later this weekend.

#RabatDL Diamond League

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Results of the women’s Discus Throw:
1 Yaime PEREZ 🇨🇺 68.28m MR SB

2 Denia CABALLERO 🇨🇺 65.94m

3 @PerkovicSandra 🇭🇷 64.77m SB

Results of the women’s Pole Vault:
1 @sandicheekspv 🇺🇸 4.82m MR SB

2 Anzhelika SIDOROVA 🏳 4.77m SB

3 @ktnago13 🇺🇸 4.67m SB

Results for the men’s High Jump:
1 @Bondarenkobv 🇺🇦 2.28m

2 Naoto TOBE 🇯🇵 2.28m

3 Ilya IVANYUK 🏳 2.28m

Results for the women’s 400m:
1 Salwa Eid NASER 🇧🇭 50.13 SB

2 @Aminatouseyni1 🇳🇪 50.24 NR PB

3 Christine BOTLOGETSWE 🇧🇼 50.48 PB

Results for the women’s 100m:
1 @mountain214 🇳🇬 11.05 SB

2 @majo10s70 🇨🇮 11.09 SB

3 @CrystalEmm91 🇨🇦 11.30


Results for the men’s Long Jump:
1 @JuanMig32331220 🇨🇺 8.34m SB

2 @lvjumper7 🇿🇦 8.21m

3 @RuswahlSamaai 🇿🇦 8.16m

Results for the men’s 800m:
1 @amosnijel 🇧🇼 1:45.57

2 @EEmmanuelkorir 🇰🇪 1:45.60

3 @Clayton_Murph 🇺🇸 1:45.99

Results for the men’s Discus Throw:
1 Daniel STAHL 🇸🇪 69.94m MR

2 @Fedrick_Dacres 🇯🇲 69.50m SB

3 Lukas WEISSHAIDINGER 🇦🇹 68.14m SB

Results for the women’s 1,500m:
1 @GenzebeD 🇪🇹 3:55.47 WL MR

2 @SifanHassan 🇳🇱 3:55.93 NR PB

3 Gudaf TSEGAY 🇪🇹 3:57.40 PB


Results for the men’s 200m:
1 @De6rasse 🇨🇦 20.19 SB

2 @ramil_guliyev 🇹🇷 20.28

3 Alex QUINONEZ 🇪🇨 20.30


Results for the women’s 800m:
1 Nelly JEPKOSGEI 🇰🇪1:59.50

2 @HabitamAlemu 🇪🇹 1:15.90

3 Olha LYAKHOVA 🇺🇦 2:00.35


Results for the men’s 3,000m SC:
1 Getnet WALE 🇪🇹 8:06.01 PB WL NR

2 Chala BEYO 🇪🇹 8:06.48 PB

3 @benjaminkigen 🇰🇪 8:07.25

Department of Sport and ASA to challenge CAS decision

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Minister of Sport & Recreation Ms. Tokozile Xasa, has noted the outcome of Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) case on the matter involving, Ms. Caster Semenya, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF).

The Minister had previously expressed her disappointment with the judgement. The Minister had further directed the High-Level Panel dealing with this matter to study the judgement and to advise her on the options available in order for her to take the matter forward. The High – Level Panel of experts on the matter both medically and legally, met and reviewed the judgement and provided its advice to the Minister.

The Minister has noted the recommendations of the High – Level Panel and has accepted them as a way forward to pursue this matter further. Athletics South Africa (ASA) will appeal the judgement of the CAS and lodge its papers within the prescribed and stipulated period. The grounds for ASA’s appeal are summarized as follows:
1) ASA applied for recusal of two of the arbitrators who it felt they were conflicted since they have handled the earlier case of the Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand as Caster was also going to be an affected athlete. 
2) The strength of scientific, medical and legal case we presented, we believe, the outcome is inconceivable on the fact. The facts before court and the outcome do not match.
3) The pertinent legal questions that the court should have addressed we not addressed. The court simply gave the unfettered latitude to the IAAF to do as it pleases. For instance, it has not been answered as to how the IAAF will implement the regulations and how ethical issues will be addressed. 

The Minister has also directed that the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa should work with other organs of State to intensify the international lobby and to approach the United Nations General Assembly to sanction the IAAF for violating International Human Rights Instruments. The Government will also have to mobilise and educate society on the key arguments and tenets of the case. To this end, government will make available information to the public and also develop online information instruments to empower the public on this key matter. 

The Minister was also pleased with the commitment by ASA to lobby other National Athletics Associations in other jurisdictions to sign a petition, petitioning the IAAF to rescind the regulations and to lobby against the current executive of the IAAF. 

Minister Xasa has also expressed her gratitude to the people of South Africa and the World at large for their continued support for Caster Semenya in the face of this unwarranted affront. She once more, thanked various sectors including human rights bodies, media, medical science fraternity, sport bodies & sport personalities, the international bodies and the sports law experts, for their insights and unwavering support. Minister Xasa has further urged all South Africans to continue supporting Ms. Semenya as we continue with the appeal process.

ASA names 22 member team for IAAF World Relays

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Athletics South Africa has named a 22-member team to participate in the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan later this month.

The team consists of 14 male athletes and 8 women athletes, here are some of the names that will be part of Team SA in Japan: Anaso Jobodwana, Akani Simbine, Simon Magakwe, Justine Palframa, Wenda Nel, Carina Horn and Gardeo Isaacs.

Meeting Dates: 11 and 12 May

Minister of Sports reacts to Semenya’s court ruling

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Minister of Sport & Recreation Ms. Tokozile Xasa, has noted the outcome of Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) case on the matter involving, Ms. Caster Semenya, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF). 

“Naturally we are disappointed with the judgement, however we have directed ASA to request a copy of the full judgement. We will study the judgement, consider it and determine a way-forward. As the South African government we have always maintained that these regulations trample on the human rights and dignity of Caster Semenya and other women athletes. We will comment further after studying the full judgement.” Minister Xasa said. 

Minister Xasa has also thanked people of South Africa for supporting Caster Semenya across, race, gender and class divisions. She has also thanked various sectors including human rights bodies, media, medical science fraternity, sport bodies & sport personalities, the international bodies and the sports law experts, for their insights and unwavering support. “The kind of support that Ms. Semenya received amongst South Africans was heartwarming it was a true South African spirit of Ubuntu. The international community through the Human Rights Council of the United Nations has once more proven to be a body worthy of its name.” Xasa added. 

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa established A high-level panel. The panel consisted of the Medical, Legal and government workstreams. This panel consisted of experts in the medical, legal and public sectors, who constituted the respective work streams. The government work stream’s mandate was to raise public awareness and mobilize public support on the discriminatory nature of these regulations. It also worked on international mobilization and solidarity through the diplomatic channels.   “I truly thank all teams who have worked beyond the call of duty, you are true patriots. I have no doubt that our case was compelling and the amount of support we have received was through your hard work.” Xasa added. Minister has assured Caster Semenya of South Africa’s continued support as we navigate the future with her. “You remain our Golden Girl, what you have done for our people and girls is enormous. You have flown our flag high, you have united a nation and inspired a rural girl. For that we thank you Mokgadi.” Xasa concluded. 

Minister Xasa further calls upon ASA as a member of the IAAF to take this matter up in the General Council of members of the IAAF. “ASA should continue to lobby other National Athletics Associations in other jurisdictions to internally oppose these regulations. We too in government will continue to lobby through other international organisations on our opposition to these regulations and to continue to put the necessary pressure on the IAAF to see the impact of these regulations on global human rights tenets and frameworks”. Minister Xasa has urged all South Africans to continue supporting our athletes, as they are the role models we seek to utilise in inspiring the future generations and in uniting our people. 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: SA TEAM BEATS PREVIOUS MEDAL COUNT 35 GOLD, 15 SILVER, 12 BRONZE

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Johannesburg, South Africa – This past week saw the Special Olympics South Africa national office proudly released the final medal total from the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in the United Arab Emirates.

The Games took place from the 14th to the 21stMarch in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and has been hailed as the biggest sporting and humanitarian event in the world. Over 7500 athletes from 190 countries participated and Team South Africa did not disappoint.

The team retuned with 35 Gold (15 being from the Unified Football team), 15 Silver and 12 Bronze setting a new record for Special Olympics South Africa.

Special Olympics South Africa CEO, Ancilla Smith, said: “Before we left I remarked in a number of interviews that I was confident that we would beat our last Gold Medal count of 15. This was the largest World Games ever with the highest number of participants so I knew it wasn’t going to be easy but as usual our National Team excelled.”

Getting the National Team to the UAE was no small task for the organisation as Special Olympics South Africa is a non-profit and relies on grants and sponsorship to maintain their operations. The organisation currently serves over 50 000 athletes across South Africa. A grant had been received from the National Lotteries Commission to support some of the costs for the team but further support was needed.

In order to raise the necessary funds, the organisation launched the #BackOurTeam campaign and asked corporates and others to “Adopt an athlete”. Fortunately, the call was heard by a number of companies such as Ford South Africa who sponsored a record 30 athletes, Netstar, The UAE embassy to South Africa, DIY Depot and Alexander Forbes amongst others. A number of other companies assisted by providing necessary items for the team and Sedgars Sports, a long-time supporter of Special Olympics South Africa provided assistance with kit and apparel.

A number of celebrities also supported the #BackOurTeam campaign by posting messages of support on social media encouraging South Africa to get behind their National Team. Kiernan Forbes, (AKA)went a step further and covered the costs of one of the athletes.

For the Special Olympics athletes that represented this country though their achievement went way beyond receiving medals. The Special Olympics World Games provides the platform for Special Olympics athletes to rise above typical stereotypes and daily exclusion by using sports as a catalyst to create an opportunity for athletes to be defined by their abilities rather than their disabilities.

Dr Mathews Phosa, Chairperson of Special Olympics South Africa was on hand to greet the team on their return and said: “Each and every one of you represent something far greater than any medal and mere sporting achievement, both in this country and in fact, throughout the world. You prove to the world and to those who would continue to try and undermine you that people with an intellectual disability can and will succeed if they are given the opportunity! You prove to all those that would like to isolate and exclude people with an intellectual disability that you will not be silenced. You will not be confined to the shadows. You shine a light as bright as the sun on stigma and discrimination.”

Although Special Olympics South Africa continues to excel at international competition the one thing that still eludes these incredible athletes is official recognition in their home country.

CEO Ancilla Smith said; “Although our athletes continue to prove every day that they are able and that they can represent our country with such incredible achievements they still do not get the same respect and recognition that other National Teams receive. We still work towards the day when they are seen in the same light and given the same support as any other team that represents our country on a global stage”

Special Olympics South Africa is already gearing up to send our next National Team to represent South Africa at the 2021 Special Olympics Winter Games in Sweden.

Team SA: #YOG2018 Youth Olympics

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ATHLETICS
• Men’s discus: In the second stage, Francois Prinsloo placed eighth with a throw of 56.63m. That left him with a combined distance of 110.70m after the two stages and in ninth spot and out of the medals.
Women’s 100m hurdles: Kayla van den Berg finished fifth in 14.13. That left her with a combined time of 28.23 after two stages and in 11th position overall and out of the medals.
Women’s 800m: In the second stage, Prudence Sekgodiso was disqualified and therefore didn’t qualify for an overall two-stage time and was out of the medals.

GOLF
Mixed team: South Africa’s pairing of Kaiyuree Moodley and Cole Stevens shot a second round 75, to add to their opening 69, for a four-over tally of 144 and a tie for 22nd, 16 shots behind the leaders Thailand.

HOCKEY
Team SA’s women met China for a game that decided the bronze medal but China were too strong, winning 6-0, after leading 2-0 at half-time.

MODERN PENTATHLON
Men: Rhys Poovan placed 23rd in the swimming competition, with a 2:15.68 timing for his 200m. In the fencing, he placed 20th with 197 points and in the laser run he placed 24th with 503 points. Overall, he finished 23rd in the competition with 979 points.

RUGBY SEVENS
Men: Team SA beat the United States 19-12 in their third pool match after losing their first two games. Tries by Christie Grobbelaar, Muzi Manyike and Christiaan Pretorius, plus two conversions by Kobus Hattingh contributed to the victory. The score had been 7-7 at half-time.
They then played Argentina and were beaten 34-5, after trailing 17-0 at half-time. Celimpilo Gumede scored the only try. Still, despite losing three of their four matches, Team SA finished fourth in Pool A and will play Japan for the bronze medal.

WRESTLING
Men’s freestyle (48kg), Group A: Fernando Booysen lost his first match on technical superiority (10-0) to Umidjon Jalolov of Uzbekistan.
In his second match, he again lost on technical superiority (10-0) to Halil Jalolov of Turkey.
Booysen then competed in the face-off for fifth and sixth and he finished fifth when beating Daizel Detudamo of Nauru on technical superiority (10-0).

● Team SA have won three medals (in 2014 they won one). Includes the women’s hockey team, which finished fourth, Francois Pienaar in the discus, Aamaarah Hendricks in women’s hockey action and triple jumper Sifiso Miya

Story by SASCOC – www.teamsa.co.za

DAY 6: #YOG2018 – Team South Africa

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ATHLETICS
Women’s 500m race walk, stage 1: Marissa Swanepoel finished 12th in 25:21.85.
Men’s shot put, stage 1: Lohan Potgieter finished 13th with a throw of 17.75m.
Women’s high jump, stage 1: Bianca Erasmus finished 16th with a jump of 1.65m.
Men’s long jump, stage 1: Jason Tito qualified third with a personal best of 7.59m.
Women’s 1,500m, stage 1, heat 2: Nicole Louw finished sixth in her heat in 4:27.06.
Women’s shot put, stage 1: Dane Roets finished third in qualifying with a heave of 17.30m.
Men’s 100m, stage 1, heat 3: Luke Davids won his heat in 10.56 to qualify for the next stage.

CANOE
Women’s kayak head-to-head sprint, qualification heats: Lizanne Conradie finished joint seventh with 10:48:00.

Women’s kayak head-to-head sprint, repechages: Conradie finished joint fifth with 11:48:00.
Women’s kayak head-to-head sprint, last 16: Conradie (2:07.950) was beaten by Adele Hazova of the Czech Republic (1:59.560).

EQUESTRIAN
Jumping individual final, round A: Hannah Garton finished 25th with 16 penalties. He competes in final round B on Saturday.

FENCING
Women’s individual ranking round: Alida van der Merwe qualified 11th with 218 points.
Men’s individual ranking round: Rhys Poovan qualified 22nd with 194 points.

HOCKEY
Women’s quarter-final: Australia vs South Africa. South Africa and Australia were locked at 3-3 after full time but it was the South Africans who held their nerve in the shootout, winning 3-2 to advance to the semi-finals. The score had been 1-1 at half-time. For South Africa, Kayla de Waal continued her goal-scoring form, netting twice, with Jacolene McLaren getting the other goal.

MODERN PENTATHLON
Women’s individual fencing ranking round: Alida van der Merwe
Men’s individual fencing ranking round: Rhys Poovan

SAILING
Women’s kiteboarding-IKA twin tip racing: Dorothy Gouws’ races were cancelled.

SWIMMING
Men’s 200m backstroke: Hendrik Duvenhage finished seventh in his heat in 2:07.76 for 20th overall and failing to qualify for the final.
Women’s 200m breaststroke: Christin Mundell finished seventh in her heat in 2:37.06 for 60th overall and failing to qualify for the final.
Men’s 200m butterfly: Ethan du Preez finished sixth in his heat in 2:02.76 for 13th overall and failed to qualify for the final.
Women’s 400m freestyle: Dune Coetzee finished second in her heat in 4:16.73 for fifth overall and reached the final. There she finished just outside the medals, fourth in 4:15.27.
Women’s 400m freestyle: Kate Beavon finished seventh in her heat in 4:22.48 for 18th overall and failed to qualify for the final.
Mixed 4x100m medley relay: Team SA finished fifth in their heat in 4:01.33 for 14th overall and failed to qualify for the final.
Men’s 50m breaststroke final: GOLD! Michael Houlie won the gold medal in 27.51, beating Jiajun Sun of China (27.85) and Alexander Milanovich (27.87).

Story from SASCOC website


Story from SASCOC website

Vote now for your Sports Star of the Week (19)

Its that time of the week again, where we celebrate outstanding sporting  performances over the past week.
Our Grit Sports pundits have deliberated and these are the best performing candidates in the past week.
Nominees: 

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.

SA athletes included in the African continental team

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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

European Championship 2018 – Results

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

#ICYMI – Weekend In One: Sports Round Up

Every Monday we bring some of the sports highlights from the past week.

Athletics:

• 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.

Hockey:

• Netherlands beat Ireland 6 – 0 in the Women’s World Cup Hockey final on Sunday

Rugby:

• Crusaders beat the Golden Lions 37 – 18 in the Super Rugby final on Saturday

Cricket:

• 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.

Football:

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.