Team South Africa bagged a staggering ten medals on the second day of the CAA African Senior Championships in Durban.

Carina Horn narrowly missed the South African 100m record by (0.01sec), taking the silver behind world-leader Murielle Ahoure in a time of 11.07sec. Ahoure clocked a lighting fast 10.99sec to secure the women’s victory, whereas Akani Simbine had to settle for the bronze medal in the men’s 100m final!

Victor Hogan and Russel Tucker did not play around in the men’s Discus Throw securing the top two podium positions for South Africa. Their best efforts of 61.68m and 61.44m is ‘under-par’ according them, but a win remains a win. Claudia Heunis and Maryke Brits’ 13.35sec and 13.47sec solid performances was enough to earn them the gold and bronze medals in the women’s 100mh finals, whereas Fredriech Pretorius and Willem Coertzen also secured gold and bronze for team South Africa. Pretorius proved too strong for his competitors and is crowned African champion with 7780 points, whilst team-mate Coertzen had to settle for 7196 points in the bronze medal position.

Ruswahl Samaai and Luvo Manyonga ended off the afternoon in fine style when they spoiled the crowd with world-class Long Jumping. Samaai won the event with a best leap of 8.40m (+2.9) and Manyonga provided great competition with his best of 8.23m (+4.2).

These outstanding performances from team South Africa is a clear indication that track is back!