Gelant 11th at first Olympics

Gelant got out decently and put himself right in the middel of the pack following the athletes at a 62 first lap. After a 2:37 first kilometer and 1300m in he found himself tracking on the shoulder of Mo Farah. With a 2:38 second kilometer and 5:15 2km in he was right next to Farah…

Semenya wins the GOLD!

Caster Semenya wins that gold medal that her shape this entire season has proven she is capable of winning. She makes that World Championships gold medal into an Olympic gold. The 2 time African Champ led from the start of the race running a blistering¬†57.59 first lap. She kept it up until the finish line…

Semenya advances to final

Semenya had the fastest semi of all and dragged 2 other ladies in her semi through to the final as fastest losers when she ran a 1:58.15 to qualify for the final. She now has one more race left to make her dream come true of becomming the Olympic champion. But the question begs, how…

4th time a charm for Viljoen!

At the Athens Olympis in 2004 she came 35th, in Beijing 33rd, London 4th. And now in 2016 she is the Olympic Silver medallist after 12 years, 4 Olympics. Sunette started the competition with a throw of 64.92 which seemed like the winning throw. This had her leading until the 4th round where Sara Kolak…

I am afraid of no rain! 3 hurdlers advance

As rain poured down on the stadium our South African hurdlers showed class to qualify for the next rounds without much trouble. Antonio Alkana grabbed a fastest loser spot in heat 3 running a 13.64. The fastest qualifier coming from Omar Mcleod from Jamaica with a 13.27. Wenda Nel lined up in heat 4 of…

Akani Simbine runs 6th sub 10

Simbine came out with the fastest reaction time of 0.128 and was right up there with the best sprinters in the world up untill the finish line. On the line Simbine got out dipped by Yohan Blake and Andre De Grasse whilst Usain Bolt made history by winning the race. Simbine is only the 2nd…

WAYDE VAN NIEKERK SETS WORLD RECORD

He is the World Champion He is the Olympic Champion He is the African Champion He is the first man to run sub 44, sub 20 and sub 10 He is the 3rd fastest man ever over 300m And now he is the WORLD RECORD HOLDER! Wayde van Niekerk once again made history when he…

Simbine wins heat 8 with ease

Akani Simbine was the only athlete in the Day 2 morning session to qualify for the next round. Simbine lined up in heat 8 with no clear threat and comfortably ran a 10.14 to take an automatic qualifier. Now Simbine will line up in the toughest Semi final of all. 6 of the 9 men…

Samaai and Manyonga leap through to final

Neither of the South Africans could jump the qualification distance of 8.15m but only 2 athletes in the field could. That being Jainan Wang(8.24m) and Jeff Henderson(8.20m). But Manyonga’s jump of 8.12m and Ruswahl Samaai’s jump of 8.03m placed them 4th and 5th on the qualifying list as defending Olympic champ scrathed through to the…

Merrit, James and Van Niekerk cruises through to next round

All three the favorites for the 400m final looked as comfortable as they come in the 400m heats this morning. Van Niekerk was up first in heat 3 and set a mark of 45.26 whilst former World Junior Champ and London silver medalist Luguelin Santos took the 2nd place. Up next was Leshawn Merrit in…