Jordaan makes women’s shot put final
Lezaan Jordaan will line up in the women’s shot put final at the World Junior Athletics Championships on Tuesday evening after she recorded a personal best of 15.27m in the second round of the heats earlier in the day.
Jordaan’s previous best was 14.90m, which she achieved at the SA Open Championships in Pretoria on 4 May.
Monique Stander and Thato Makhafola competed in the first round of the women’s 800m with the first three athletes in every heat automatically qualifying for the semifinal.
Stander finished third in her heat (2:07.08) behind Halimah Nakaayi (UGA - 2:06.38) and Julia Zrinyi (CAN - 2:06.64). Makhafola unfortunately did not proceed to the next round after a fall. She finished 7th in 2:16.82
Siphelo Ngqabaza and Fana Mofokeng both qualified for the semifinals of the men’s 100m. Ngqabaza competed in the first heat, with the first two athletes automatically qualifying, and finished second in a dead heat with Giovanni Galbieri (ITA).
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Both athletes clocked 10.60sec with Teray Smith (BAH) winning the heat in 10.58sec. Mofokeng qualified with a fast time after finishing third in his heat in 10.59sec.
18 year-old Western Province athlete Angus Julies competed in the men’s 110m hurdles but failed to proceed to the next round after finishing 7th in 14.41sec. The winning time in the heat was 13.74sec by Dondre Echols (USA).
The evening session will start at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2).