Roger Sedres
Roger Sedres

Photo by: Roger Sedres

The medal tally of the South African team seems to be growing in leaps and bounds on a daily at the CAA African Senior Championships. The team added six more medals on the fourth day of the championships.

Stalwarts Chris Harmse (Hammer-Throw), Sunette Viljoen (Javelin Throw) and Godfrey Mokoena led by example when taking gold, silver and bronze medal positions, thus setting the tone for youngsters Tshepang Makhethe (Hammer-Throw) and Jo-Ane van Dyk (Javelin Throw) who finished in the bronze and silver medal positions respectively.

Sunette won the women’s Javelin Throw in a world-class 64.08m effort whereas Mokoena missed out on the Olympic qualification with a mere 8cm, leaping to a best of 16.77m in the men’s Triple Jump final.

However, the highlights of the day was produced by Antonio Alkana in the men’s 110mh final Alice Aprot in the women’s 10000m final. Antonio made his 13.43sec effort look almost flawless, and therefore also setting a new championship record! He is in tip-top shape and nothing is going to stop him! Kenya’s Alice Aprot, on the other hand, surprised herself and the whole crowd when she finished her 10000m final in a world lead time of 30.26.94! Aprot set the pace high from the start to the finish of the race and her effort might just be the race of the competition.

Team SA seems unstoppable and well, we know they will not be stopped from becoming the best country on the African continent. Here’s to more great performances.