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Athletics | SA Track & Field

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SA dominance continues at Zone 6 Games



The South African Athletics team added five gold medals to their tally on day 2 of the athletics programme at Zone 6 Games on Wednesday in Lusaka, Zambia.

Akani Simbini added gold in the 200m to the one he won in the 100m, while the promising Thapelo Madiba looks set to join the rich heritage of South African 800m runners after winning his event. The irrepressible Thato Makhafola put her fall at the World Junior Championships behind her to win the women’s 800m.

In the women’s Shot Put, Lezaan Jordaan, a finalist at the World Junior Championships, although she is still only a youth athlete, added the gold medal to her already impressive CV. Mpho Maphuta put a run of injuries over the past two years to won the Long Jump.

In the men’s Javelin, World Youth Champion Reinhard van Zyl showed that his is recovering from an injury that kept him out for most of this year when he took the silver medal.

University of Johannesburg student Chante van Tonder added the 200m silver medal to her 100m gold.

With 13 medals on day 2, the South African athletes have accounted for 23 medals so far.

GOLD
Mpho Maphutha, Long Jump, 7.33m (0.4m/s)
Thato Makhafola, 800m, 2:11.35
Thapelo Madiba, 800m, 1:52.20
Akani Simbini, 200m, 20.68 (-1.9m/s)
Luzaan Jordaan, Shot Put, 14.91m

SILVER
Reinhard van Zyl, Javelin Throw, 61.34m
Sunel Jacobs, 800m, 2:11.81
Chante van Tonder, 200m, 24.15 (0.0m/s)
Ischke Senekal, Shot Put, 13.96m

BRONZE
Francois Coetzee, Long Jump, 6.95m (1.8m/s)
Emile Pieterse, 800m, 1:53.47
Phillipa van der Merwe, 200m, 24.50 (0.0m/s)
Siphelo Ngqabaza, 200m, 21.12 (-1.9m/s)

OTHER
Sabelo Ndlovu, Long Jump, 5th, 6.53m (0.3m/s)
Sylvia Dibakwane, 800m, 7th, 2:30.40
Liezl Hechter, 200m, 4th, 24.88 (0.0m/s)
Ben Rens, 200m, 4th, 21.86 (-1.9m/s)



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