Algerian Meezoid claimed the first gold medal at the

Algerian May Massika Meeziod won the girl's pole vault. It is the first time the event is contested at these championship

Algerian May Massika Meeziod won the girl’s pole vault. It is the first time the event is contested at these championship


EMILY Chebet of Kenya set a girl’s 3000m championship record on the opening day at the African Youth Athletics Championships in Reduit Mauritius on Thursday 23 April).
Chebet covered the distance in 9:10.57. The previous record set at the inaugural African Youth Championships was 9:17.52 by Kenya’s Mercy Chepwogen. Fellow Kenyan Sheila Chelangat was runner up ahead of Uganda’s Janet Chemusto.
On the infield Algerian May Massika Meeziod claimed the first gold medal of the championship. She carried the day in the girl’s pole vault with a clearance of 3.20m. The event was not contested at the inaugural championship in Warri Nigeria two years ago.
South Africa bagged two gold medals. Yolandi Stander won the girl’s shot put with a heave of 14.95m for a championships record. The old mark stood at 14.46 by Nigeria Judith Aniefuna Anulika.
Werner Visser triumphed in boy’s discus with a throw of 64.88m. It is an improvement over the previous championship record of 60.46 by Egyptian Salem Elghoba Sherif Adel Ahmed.
RESULTS AT AFRICA YOUTH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY ONE THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2015
Note
YCR denotes Youth Championships record
Results include only those who completed their race in the finals of their event.
MEN
Discus
1 Werner Visser (South Africa) 64.88 YCR, 2 Patrick Duvenhage 60.61; 3 Shehab Abdelaziz Chachi (Egypt) 58.31; 4 Mohamed Chachi Morocco) 58.76; 5 Adele Matoka (Mauritius) 46.83
WOMEN
3000m
1 Emily Chebet (Kenya) 9:10.57 YCR; 2 Shiela Chelangat (Kenya) 9:11.38; 3 Janet Chemusto (Uganda) 9:15.38; 4 Elvanie Nimbona (Burundi) 9:331.24; 5 Qhubekani Dube (Zimbabwe) 9:52.23; 6 Imane El Bouhali (Morocco) 9:53.10; 7 Francine Niyomukunti (Burundi) 8 Eunika Kanama (Namibia) 10:26.49; 9 Merryle Rabat (Seychelles) 12:31.94
Pole Vault
1 May Massika Meziod (Algeria) 3.20 YCR; 2 Marina Riezk (Egypt) 3.15; 3 Farah Lina Benhadid (Algeria) 2.80; 4 Sokayna Talhi (Morocco) 2.80; 5 Christina Ratna (Mauritius) 2.50
Shot Put
1 Yolandi Stander (South Africa) 14.95 YCR; 2 Nourhan El Dakak (Egypt) 14.12; 3 Nahid Klilou (Morocco) 13.26; 4 Rima A.A.M. Nasr (Egypt) 13.23; 5 Ouidad Yesli (Algeria) 12.57; 6 Imane Bounab (Algeria) 12.40; 7 Mercy Laker (Uganda) 11.79
MEDAL TABLE AS AT END OF DAY ONE THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2015
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE
South Africa 2 1 0
Kenya 1 1 0
Algeria 1 0 1
Egypt 0 2 0
Morocco 0 0 1
Uganda 0 0 1

Teamwork key to setting the South African 5000m record says Mokoka

Stephen Mokoka set a South Africa 5000m record of 13:10.89 at the South Africa Senior Track and Field Championships in Stellenbosch Western Cape province on Saturday 18 April.

Stephen Mokoka set a South Africa 5000m record of 13:10.89 at the South Africa Senior Track and Field Championships in Stellenbosch Western Cape province on Saturday 18 April.


STEPHEN Mokoka set a new national 5000m record at the South Africa Senior Athletics Championship in Stellenbosch Western Cape province on Saturday (18 April).
The championship is the most important event for athletes aspiring to be selected on the South Africa team to the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Beijing China in August. Besides Mokoka ten other athletes attained the stringent qualifiers for Beijing.
Mokoka attributes team work as the key ingredient in his setting the South Africa 5000m record of 13 minutes and 10.89 seconds (13:10.89). This team work begins in training under the Michael ‘Sponge’ Training camp.
“This year training has been particularly exciting as I have training partners and we help push each other during training. So when we go to competitions we have a strategy,” Mokoka began.
The Michael  'Sponge' Seme training camp crew on their way to a 1-2-3-4 sweep in men's  5000m. From left Precious Mashele, Sibusiso Nzima, Gladwin Mzazi and Stephen Mokoka

The Michael ‘Sponge’ Seme training camp crew on their way to a 1-2-3-4 sweep in men’s 5000m. From left Precious Mashele (531), Sibusiso Nzima (164), Gladwin Mzazi (541) and Stephen Mokoka (535)


“Our strategy did not work well at the World Cross country championship in China last month. This time in Stellenbosch we planned to take full advantage of our strength,” Mokoka explained.
His training partners are national cross country champion Precious Mashele, World Student Games half marathon champion Gladwin Sibabalwe Mzazi and Sibusiso Nzima.
“The ghastly wind on the back straight played havoc on the first day (Friday) and so we failed to run sub 28 minutes in 10000m as planned. The weather was much better when we came to line up for 5000m,” Mokoka recalls.
“We took turn pushing the pace for the first 4,000m. Thereafter with the announcer reading out the time at the end of each lap, I stayed on target for the record,” says Mokoka.
Mokoka cross the finish line in 13:10.89. He was followed by Mashele in a life time best of (13:40.97), Mzazi (13:41.91), and Nzima 13:43.00.
The previous South Africa 5000m record of 13:14.16 was run by Shadrack Hoff in Gateshead Britain on 02 July 1995. Mokoka’s previous best in 5000m was 13:27.22 in Nelson Mandela Bay (formerly Port Elizabeth) in 2010.
“I expected to break the record by just a second. The animated cheering from fans on both sides of the track was a hug motivation. I wish we had such massive support from the crowd at our races more often,” says Mokoka.
Wayde van Niekerk (no 469) won his third consecutive nationals 400m title with a time of 44.91 seconds

Wayde van Niekerk (no 469) won his third consecutive nationals 400m title with a time of 44.91 seconds


Earlier on Wayde van Niekerk was a convincing winner in 400m in 44.91 seconds. It is his third consecutive national title and 0.01 seconds faster than his winning time last year.
“I am getting used to the 400m having moved up from 100m and 200m. the 400m is a tough race and I still have some ground to cover in gaining confidence in the event,” Van Niekerk admits.
Orazio Cremona faced a stiff challenge bfore winning his fourth consecutive nationals shot put crown with a throw of 20.49m

Orazio Cremona faced a stiff challenge bfore winning his fourth consecutive nationals shot put crown with a throw of 20.49m


On the infield an intense contest in men’s shot put culminated in defending champions Orazio Cremona edging Jaco Engelbrecht to win his fourth consecutive national title. Cremona posted a season best of 20.49m. While Engelbrecht improved his personal best twice to finish seconds in 20.45m
“This has been the toughest senior championships for me. Jaco (Engelbrecht) has improved a lot. Perhaps I would not have thrown so well if I did not have such a stiff competition.
“My hope was to win my first nationals senior title. Although I am disappointed not having achieved my goal, I am glad I have qualified early for the World championship,” says Engelbrecht.
Long jumper Rushwahl Samaai improved his life time best by 25 centimeters with a opening attempt of 8.38m

Long jumper Rushwahl Samaai improved his life time best by 25 centimeters with a opening attempt of 8.38m


Rushwahl Samaai was filled with excitement when he leaped to a distance of 8.38 (+1.4) in his opening attempt at the long jump. It turned out to be his winning jump and an improved lifetime best from 8:13. He is the second best on the all-time South Africa ranking.
“I came to this championship aiming 8.20m. This is just a sign of better things to come in Beijing,” says a delighted Rasamai.
A young generation of promising athletes successfully made the significant step of competing among senior athletes. The most successful is Africa junior triple jump bronze medallist Zindzi Chabangu. She improved her national junior record by two centimetres with a 13.14m (-0.8) effort.
Anaso Jobodwana (no 189) says winning his first senior national title confirms he has finally over come the injuries that kept him out of action for the entire 2013. He prevailed in 200m in 20.35 seocnds

Anaso Jobodwana (no 189) says winning his first senior national title confirms he has finally over come the injuries that kept him out of action for the entire 2013. He prevailed in 200m in 20.35 seocnds


Others who attained the qualifier for the World championships were 200m sprinter Anaso Jobodwana (20.35).
“I am glad to have fully recovered from the injuries that kept me out of action the whole of 2014. If I stay healthy I will aim for a sub 20 seconds in 200m this year,” Jobodwana revealed.
Louis Van Zyl and Wenda Nel qualified for men’s and women’s 400m hurdles with times of 49.29 and 55.27 seconds respectively.
Sunette Viljoen prevailed in the women’s javelin with a throw of 64.14m. Lebogang Shange (1:23:00.00) and Wayne Snyman (1:23:42.00) made the cut for men’s 20,000m race walk.
RESULTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA SENIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN STELLENBOSCH SOUTH AFRICA FROM 17-18 APRIL 2015
Results include only those who completed their race in the final of their event
SNR denotes Senior National Record
JNR denotes Junior National Record
PB denotes Personal Best
WCQ denotes World Championships qualifier
MEN
100m (-2.1)
1 Akani Simbine 10.25; 2 Roscoe Engels 10.43; 3 Emile Erasmus 10.66; 4 Keenen Michau 10.70; 4 Quincy Voster 10.70; 6 Gideon Trotter 10.71; 7 Brent Stevens 10.75
200m (-0.1)
1 Anaso Jobodwana 20.35 WCQ; 2 Roscoe Engel 20.70; 3 Lebogang Moeng 20.72; 4 Kyle Appel 20.90; 5 Gideon Trotter 21.04; 6 Echard Roussouw 21.18; 7 Thomas Jonda 21.26; 8 France Ntene 21.40
400m
1 Wayde van Niekerk 44.91 WCQ; 2 Jon Seeliger 45.85; 3 Berend Koekemoer 46.01; 4 Luxolo Adams 46.38; 5 Ofentse Mogawane 46.46; 6 Rodwell Ndlovu 46.53; 7 Rantio Dikagle 46.67; 8 Christian Lubbe 47.19
110m Hurdles (+0.4)
1Antonio Alkana 13.54; 2 Ruan de Vries 13.83; 3 Tshepo Lefete 13.93; Kobus Moolman 14.28; 5 Muntingh Hamman 14.33; 6 Fredriech Prtorius 14.65; 7 Tshepo Nyathi 14.88; 8 Bongo Mankayi 15.11
400m Hurdles
1 Louis van Zyl 49.29 WCQ; 2 Le Roux Hamman 50.16; 3 Piet Beneke 50.17; 4 Lindsay Hanekom 50.92; 5 Bernard Pretorius 51.80; 6 Larry Lombard 51.88; 7 Tshegofatso Mothopa 52.45; 8 Niel le Roux 53.63
800m
1 Andre Olivier 1:46.02; 2 Rynardt van Rensburg 1:46.97; 3 Jacob Rozani 1:47.37; 4 Duran Faro 1:48.38; 5 Henco Uys 1:49.07; 6 Pieter Conradie 1:50.34; 7 Kabelo Mohlosi 1:51.10
1500m
1 Johan Cronje 3:37.93; 2 Dumisani Hlaselo 3:38.38; 3 Jerry Motsau 3:39.26; 4 Amon Nyongo 3:40.69; 5 Folavio Seohle 3:41.73; 6 Samuel Mathabata 3:42.76; 7 Armin Botha 3:45.82; 8 Marko Bucurizza 3:46.35; 9 Rantso Mokopane 3:47.20; 10 Bruce-Lynn Damons 3:47.38; 11 Henry Makane 3:50.62; 12 Clinton Swanepoel 3:51.70
3000m Steeplechase
1 Dikotsi Lekopa 8:32.17; 2 Tumisang Monnatlala 8:33.02; 3 Tumelo Motlagale 8:37.33; 4 Ikageng Gaorekwe 8:37.51; 5 Lucas Bothobutle 8:59.30; 6 Merlin Klaatse 9:03.18; 7 Simon Mokonyama 9:04.16; 8 Ruben Ramolefi 9:08.76; 9 Khothatso Mokone 9:11.65; 10 Lloyd Bosman 9:20.59; 11 Tumisang Siyabongo 9:26.77; 12 Creel Chavalala 9:28.70; 13 Siboniso Soldaka 9:29.52;14 Kotopetsa Mahlangu 9:34.03; 15 Sprinkaan Smons 9:35.62; 16 Obed Kopong 9:38.55; 17 Katlego Nthahe 9:53.08; 18 Ofentse Mokotelakwena 9:54.78; 19 Palacious Mukwevho 10:01.39; 20 Ndilisa Mangcipu 10:40.60
5000m
1 Stephen Mokoka 13:10.89 PB/WCQ/SNR; 2 Precious Mashele 13:40.97 PB; 3 Gladwin Mzazi 13:41.91; 4 Sibusiso Nzima 13:43.00; 5 Samuel Matsepe 14:23.97; 6 Thato Molatedi 14:24.93; 7 Anthony Timoteus 14:27.22; 8 Tumisang Monnatlala 14:34.73; 9 Duncan Mulaudzi 14:34.81; 10 Zolani Ngqaga 14:37.12; 10 Tumelo Motlagale 14:37.12; 12 Nkosinathi Madyo 14:48.14; 13 Obed Kopong 14:57.87; 14 Melikhaya Frans 15:06.96; 15 Mfumaneko Fadane 15:09.90; 16 Lucas Bothobutle 15:11.44; 17 Khaya Buthele 15:12.26; 18 Yanga Malusi 15:22.84; 19 Mongezi Ngobe 15:27.86; 20 Thato Tsotetsi 15:31.48; 21 Njabulo Tshabalala 15:47.79; Goodwill Leburu 15:54.61; Sartiel Pule
10000m
1 Stephen Mokoka 28:15.56; 2 Sibusiso Nzima 28:49.99; 3 Precious Mashele 29:06.38 PB; 4 Kgosi Tsosane 29:26.65; 5 Xolisani Zamkele 30:01.26; 6 Xolisa Tyali 30:02.12; 7 Philani Buthelezi 30:38.16; 8 Dorocious Makhobalo 30:42.48; 9 Nkosinathi Sotyantya 30:44.49; 10 Khaya Buthele 31:05.21; 11 Samul Matsepe 31:06.38; 12 Prince Jail 31:10.15; 13 Collin Mulaudzi 31:13.11; 14 Adam Lipschitz 31:24.63; 15 Thato Tsotetsi 32:23.71; 16 Mathews Leeto 32:42.95: 17 Tshepo Majwafi 33:36.89; 18 Zithulele Ntanzi 34:08.52
20000m Race Walk
1 Lebogang Shange 1:23:00.00 WCQ: 2 Wayne Snyman 1:23:42.00 WCQ; 3 Mthembi Chauque 1:31:31.00; 4 Pierre de Villiers 1:32:18.00; 5 Mthunzi Mnisi 1:32:31.00; 6 Sizwe Ndebele 1:35:07.00; 7 Lindokuhle Ntombela 1:36:28.00; 8 Mark Mundell 1:1:36:57.00; 9 Moekeitsi Mamarara 1:37:14.00; 10 Gideon Cillie 1:39:40.00; 11 Thando Lumkwana 1:41:10.00; 12 Stefanio Aracena 1:42:02.00; 13 Mduduzi Mabvundla 1:42:36.00; 14 Ntoane Ntoane 1:45:32.00; 15 Danny Boy Schemo 1:47:06.00; 16 Envor Rhodas 1:48:48;
Long Jump
1 Rushwahl Samaai 8.38 (+1.4) PB/ WCQ; 2 Duwayne Boer 7.80 (+4.6); 3 Koketso Mohapi 7.71 (+0.1); 4 Dylon Cotter 7.70 (+3.2); 5 Jason Farao 7.48 (+2.2); 6 Fredriech Pretorius 7.30 (+4.8); 7 Asif Suliman 7.27 (+2.6); 8 Gladstone Shabangu 7.14 (+5.3); 9 Ryan Meiring 6.83 (+1.2); 9 Christo Kraus 6.83 (+2.6); 11 Regan Julius 6.79 (+2.7); 12 Gregory Pietersen 6.75 (+2.7); 13 Kyle Green 6.69 (+4.3);14 Ingvar van Rooyan 6.61 (+4.2)
Triple Jump
1 Khotso Mokoena 16.63 (+1.5); 2 Jason Sewanyana 15.92 (+0.3); 3 Kwezi Mtoba 15.47 (+0.7); 4 Reneilwe Aphane 15.29 (0.2); 5 Tumelo Thagane 15.25 (+0.5); 6 Ingvar van Rooyen 14.25 (-0.9); Roger Haitengi (Namibia) 16.37 (-0.1)
High Jump
1 Mpho Links 2.23; 2 Keegan Fourie 2.15; 3 Chris Moleya 2.15; 4 Christo Krause 2.10; 5 Sarel Prinsloo 2.05; 5 Damien Boshoff 2.05; 5 Garth Ellis 2.05; 8 Jva Steytler 2.05; 9 Luvo Nkewu 2.05; 10 Shane Blows 2.0511 Ryan Meiruing 1.95; 11 Marcel Maree 1.95
Pole Vault
1 Cheyne Rahme 5.20; 2 Eben Beukes 5.20; 3 Heinrich Smit 5.10; 4 Juan de Swardt 4.90; 5 Mihael Celliers 4.70; 6 Fredriech Pretorius 4.70; 7 Lucas van der Watt 4.50; 7 Willie Naude 4.50; 9 Ekhardt van der Watt 4.30; 9 Hennie Beukes 4.30
Javelin
1 Rocco van Rooyan 77.96; 2 Chad Merman 73.14; 3 Tobie Holtzhausen 70.56; 4 Phil-Mar van Rensburg 70.35; 5 Stephen Klue 68.63; 6 Leon Lauber 64.65; 7 Jayson Henning 62.03; 8 LJ Basson 60.79; 9 Pieter Kriel 57.73; 10 Dewald Cooke 56.01
Discus
1 Victor Hogan 62.86; 2 Russel Tucker 62.18; 3 Brynn-Peter Kemp 56.23; 4 Dewalt van Herden55.88; 5 Ruan Murray 55.76; 6 Johan Scholtz 55.00; 7 Wynand 48.68; 8 Rno van Winkel 47.93; 9 Chari Grobler 47.65; 10 Constand van Rooyan 46.13
Shot Put
1 Orazo Cremona 20.49 WCQ; 2 Jaco Engelbrecht 20:45 PB/ WCQ; 3 Nico Grobler 17.5, 4 Ruan Combrink 17.49; 5 Tumelo Thage 17:42; 6 Brynn-Peter Kemp 17.23; 7 Johnny Botan 16.94; 8 Raun Murray 16.44; 9 Ryno van Winkel 16.14; 10 Constand van Rooyan 15.36
Hammer
1 Chris Harmse 71.98; 2 Johan Kruger 63.39; 3 Tshepang Makhete 61.42; 4 Kristiaan Bekker 58.97; 5 Donovan Stebbing 57.71; 6 Alan Cumming 56.55; 7 Juan Muller 56.21; 8 Vincent van Rensburg 55.85; 9 Dan Janse van Rensburg 49.29; 10 Faan Greyling 44.43
Decathlon (Senior)
1 Gert Swanepoel 6,818; 2 Lee van den Berg 6,763; 3 Nardus Greyling 6,6351; 4 JC van Biljon 5,841; 5 Duncan McGladdery 5690; 6 Brandon Barnard 5,670; 7 Mihan Roos 4,720
Decathlon (Junior)
1 Wynand du Toit 6,208 points; 2 Chris Wepener 5,854; 3 Keagan Peters 5,690; 4 Dillion Solomons 5,475
Decathlon (Youth)
1 Everhardus Loubser 5,412 points; 2 Nurdeen Joshua 4,375; 3 Daniel Marais 4,330; 4 Grove Coetzee 3,838
4x100m
1 Western Province Athletics 39.66; 2 Athletics Gauteng North-I ‘B’ 40.54; 3 Western Province-I ‘A’ 41.47; 4 Athletics Gauteng North-I ‘A’ 41.53; 5 Athletics North West North 44.15; Central Gauteng Athletics 44.34
4x400m
1 Athletics Gauteng North 3:10.11; 2 Athletics Gauteng North-I 3:13.55; 3 Athletics Free State 3:16.12; 4 Central Gauteng Athletics 3:18.81; 5 Central Gauteng Athletics ‘B’ 3:19.22; 6 Athletics Transkei 3:32.17
WOMEN
100m (-2.1)
1 Carina Horn 11.40; 2 Tsholofelo Thipe 11.81; 3 Tamzin Thomas 11.83; 4 Melissa Hewitt 11.92; 5 Cherese Jones 11.94; 6 Samantha Pretorius 11.99; 7 Welme van Zyl 12.15; 8 Stacy Welsch 12.28
200 (-2.2)
1 Justine Palframan 23.26; 2 Melissa Hewit 24.03; 3 Margaret Olwoch 24.15; 4 Tamzin Thomas 24.36; 5 Welma van Zyl 24.45; 6 Adri Schoeman 24.48; 7 Robyn Haupt 24.59; 8 Bevin Smith 24.86
400m
1 Justine Palframan 52.49; 2 Rorisang Rammonye 53.36; 3 Jeanelle Griesel 53.38; 4 Zoe Engler 53.42; 5 Soandri Meyer 54.14; 6 Sonja van der Merwe 54.31; 7 Janet Seeliger 55.70; 8 Suretha Muller 58.33
100m Hurdles (+0.9)
1 Claudia Heunis 13.36; 2 Kayla Gilbert 13.91; 3 Lizzy Kriel 14.16; 4 Cayla Seddon 14.36; 5 Janke van Wyk 14.48; 6 Carina Etsebeth 14.58; 7 Helga-Wendy Bensusan 14.97; 8 Talita Vorster 15.14
400m Hurdles
1 Wenda Nel 55.27 WCQ; 2 Anneri Ebhersohn 57.79; 3 Jean-Marie Senekal 58.58; 4 Gezelle Magerman 59.40; 5 Rozelle Meier 1:00.64; 6 Bianca Visser 1:02.08; 7 Tracy-Leigh Cullis 1:06.08; 8 Zanele Sikalala 1:11.04
800m
1 Caster Semenya 2:05.05; 2 Lebogang Phalula 2:05.89; 3 Mandie Brandt 2:06.30; 4 Anusche Nice 2:06.92; 5 Kelly Fletcher 2:08.75; 6 Celia Stramrood 2:09.21; 7 Rizani van Aswegen 2:10.45; 8 Gena Lofstrand 2:12.46
1500m
1 Lebo Phalula 4:14.43; 2 Lebogang Phalula 4:17.33; 3 Thineke Fourie 4:21.43; 4 Simonay Weitsz 4:25.59; 5 Mamphielo Sibanda 4:26.22; 6 Lorraine Novela 4:26.38; 7 Lizerrie Ferreira 4:29.10; 8 Caster Semenya 4:29.60; 9 Carina Viljoen 4:37.12; 10 Leanda du Bruyn 4:37.34; 11 Anel Terblanche 4:38.19; 12 Lisha van Onselen
3000m Steeplechase
1 Thembi Baloyi 10:28.33; 2 Jeanette Bokadi 10:40.40; 3 Cherise Sims 11:01.24; 4 Ashleigh Schntler 11:14.82; 5 Sharlan Boer 12:17.92; 6 Ileana Dryer 12:22.46; 7 Vernoschka Abrahams 12:22.94; 8 Asive Mazaleni 14:19.89;
5000m
1 Lebo Phalula 16:19.72; 2 Nolene Conrad 16:24.24 PB; 3 Glenrose Xaba 16:42.72; 4 Mpho Mabuza 16:52.41; 5 Bulelwa Simae 17:13.68; 6 Maria Magoshing 17:27.28; 7 Ashleigh Schnetler 17:28.05; 8 Michelle Strydom 17:54.31; 9 Palesa Madoa 17:59.95; 10 Vuyoseka Nkumenge 18:16.80; 11 Lusanda Somvana 18:21.27; 12 Zikhona Sonamzi 18:54.51; 13 Nontle Diko 19:00.64
10000m
1Nolene Conrad 34:26.63 PB; 2 Glenrose Xaba 34:59.20; 3 Mpho Mabuza 35:19.51; 4 Janet Dlamini 35:44.79; 5 Lorraine Novela 36:03.44; 6 Ebeth Marais 36:03.85; 7 Lusanda Bonvana 37:23.34; 8 Marli van Staden 37:25.43; 9 Ashleigh Simonis 37:51.93; 10 Vuyokazi Gebe 38:14.66; 11 Silindile Chili 38:44.21; 12 Natalie Ross 39:02.83; 13 Maryna Swanepoel 39:14.50; 14 Nonhlanhla Dlamini 39:14.79; 15 Precious Hlaka 40:36.18; 16 Kebileng Mahloko 43:04.44; 17 Nthati Tshabalala 44:25.60; 18 Nontle Diko 44:27.77
20000m Race Walk
1 Anel Oosuthizen 1:38:03.00; 2 Corli Swart 1:42:07.00; 3 Zelda Schultz 1:48:29.00; 4 Michelle Hopkins 1:53:17.00; 5 Rose Shabalala 1:57:46.00; 6 Nthatisi Mokhele 2:01:16.00
Long Jump
1 Linque Prinsloo 6.55 (+0.7); 2 Carla Marais 6.53 (+2.3); 3 Zindzi Chabangu 6.32 (+4.2); 4 Kayla Gilbert 6.29 (+2.7); 5 Samantha Pretorius 6.24 (+3.2); 6 Maryke Brits 6.20 (+2.9); 7 Patience Ntshingila 6.12 (+2.2) 8 Tamryn Cupido 5.88 (+3.4) 9 Birdi Carstens 5.63 (+4.7); 10 Samantha Ross 5.57 (+3.2); 11 Cindy Naude 5.10 (+1.5)
Triple Jump
1 Patience Ntshingila 13.32 (+1.0); 2 Matsie Dikotla 13.18 (+-0.9); 3 Zindzi Chabangu 13.14 (-0.8) PB/JNR; 4 Michelle Cornelius 12.33 (+2.1); 5 Taylia Visagie 12.20 (+2.0); 6 Manti Kunutu 12.13 (+0.5); 7 Bennita Botha 11.96 (+0.5); 8 Helga-Wendy Bensusan 11.93 (+2.0); 9 Nicole Dirk 11.61 (+1.0); 10 Marelise Camper 11.39 (+1.6);11 Stepahnie Esonguwune 11.03 (+0 .2)
High Jump
1Julie du Plessis 1.80; 2 Bioanca Erwee 1.75; 3 Geraldine King 1.75; 4 Brittany Uys 1.70; 5 Marlize Higgens 1.70; 6 Mieke Pretorius 1.70; 7 Macayla Mienie 1.70; 8 Berne Susanna Krugell 1.65; 8 Morita Botha 1.60; 10 Karla Bronn 1.60; 11Remina Stephen 1.60
Pole Vault
1Carla Werth 3.50; 2 Marileze Vas 3.50; 3 Dominique Mann 3.40; 4 Kulthom Gaiden 3.30; 4 Christy Nell 3.30; 6 Jodie Sedra 3.00
Javelin
1 Sunette Viljoen 64.14 WCQ; 2 Jo-Anne van Wyk 49.83; 2 Megan Wilke 47.87; 4 Janike Kotz 47.28; 5 Zandri Bailey 45.45; 6 Gezelle Bernard 44.54; 7 Jolandri Alberts 37.19
Discus
1 Geraldine Duvenhage 53.00; 2 Ischke Senekal 49.54; 3 Leandre Geel 46.44; 4 Angelin Smit 42.49; 5 Chane Coetzee 42.32; 6 Tanya Treurnicht 35.81; 7 Caioly Gabriel 29.91
Shot Put
Ischke Senekal 15.51; 2 Geraldine Duvenhage 15.47; 3 Sonia Smut 15.22; 4 Cecilia Myer 13.58; 5 Elizabeth Loots 13.26; 6 Tanya Treurnicht 13.07; 7 Angeline Smit 13.00; 8 Caioly Gabriel 10.03
Hammer
1 Margo Chene Coetzee 52.64; 2 Letitia van Vuuren 50.72; 3 Stefanie Greyling 49.82; 4 Nadia Meiring 45.09; 5 Marilize Coetzee 44.54; 6 Tanya Treurnicht 38.72; 7 Chandre Fredericks 29.20
Heptathlon (Senior)
1 June Roelofse 4,809 points, 2 Helene Peens 4,393; 3 Jolanda loubser 3,495; 4 Nadine van der West 3,204
Heptathlon (Junior)
1 Nienka du Toit 4,775; 2 Carla Johnson 4,724; 3 Anri Salim 3,570; 4 Sherica van Graan 3,300, 5 Michelle Koch 2,768
Heptathlon (Youth)
1 Cindy van Bers 4,160 points; 2 Megan Bogner 4,042; 3 Marne Kriederman 3,789; 4 Mahlatsi Dombeni 3,745
Pentathlon (Sub-Youth)
1 Rogail Joseph 2,178 points; 2 Ancker Botha 2,167; 3 Prudence Kgadima 2,150; 4 Landre Ketch 2,141; 5 Itumaleng Raskhanye 2,066; 6 Carla Stevens 1,946l 7 Monique language 1,893; 8 Donough Ameerah 1,693; 9 Clarinda Heystack 1,499; 10 Lesley Jones 1,380; 11 Nawaal Joshua 1,032
4x100m Relay
1Athletics Gauteng North- I ‘B’ 45.96; 2 Athletics Gauteng North ‘A’ 46.26; 3 Athletics Gauteng North –I ‘A’46.35; 4 Boland 46.41; 5 Western Province Athletics 47.52; 6 Central Gauteng Athletics 47.88
4x400m Relay
1 Athletics Gauteng north 3:35.57; 2 Boland 3:40.12; 3 Western Province Athletics 3:44.83; 4 Central Gauteng Athletics 3:46.04

Genzebe Dibaba is the first Ethiopian crowned Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year

Genzebe Dibaba is the first Ethiopian to be crowned the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year

Genzebe Dibaba is the first Ethiopian to be crowned the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year

Ethiopia’s World Indoor 3000m champion Genzebe Dibaba was crowned the 2015 Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai China on Wednesday (15 April).
Dibaba stood out for setting three new world indoor times in a fortnight during the 2014 indoor track season. Only American Jesse Owens and Jamaican Usain Bolt (both sprinters) have set three world records in a space of two weeks.
Dibaba set a 1500m world record of 3:55.17 in Karlsruhe Germany on 01 February. She went on to establish her second world indoor record of 8:16.60 in 3000m in Stockholm Sweden on 06 February. Dibaba then ran 9:00.48 for a World Best in Two miles in Birmingham Britain on 15 February.
Dibaba won the 3000m gold medal at the 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot Poland.
When the outdoor season got underway Dibaba posted her lifetime best of 8:26.21 in the 3000m at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha Qatar on 09 May. She went on to run the world fastest 5000m of the year when she clocked 14:28.88 at the Diamond League in Monaco.
Dibaba crowned the year with a gold medal in 3000m at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech Morocco in September. She is the first female Ethiopian to win a World Laureus Sports Award.

South Africa’s former African 100m champion Simon Magakwe suspended for doping offense

In happier times: Simon Makagkwe and his coach Eugene Thipe after he set the South African senior men's 100m record of 9.98 seconds last year at the University of Pretoria in the South African capital Tshwane

In happier times: Simon Makagkwe and his coach Eugene Thipe after he set the South African senior men’s 100m record of 9.98 seconds last year at the University of Pretoria in the South African capital Tshwane


SIMON Magakwe, of South Africa is suspended for two years following an anti-doping rule violation, Athletics South Africa (ASA) disclosed in Johannesburg on Wednesday (15 April).
According to the national federation, Magakwe who won the 100m at the 2012 African Senior Athletics Championships in Porto Novo Benin, failed to appear for an out of competition doping test on 22 December 2014.
“His case was referred by the IAAF to the Disciplinary Panel at ASA for adjudication. On 29 January 2015, a Disciplinary panel of ASA found him guilty of an anti-doping rule violation and imposed a two year sanction,” the ASA statement read.
ASA say Magakwe has not lodged an appeal against this decision with the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) which is based in Lausanne Switzerland. Consequently ASA says Magakwe is banned from all athletics activities from 29 January until 28 January 2017.
Last year Makagwe won an unprecedented sixth consecutive senior men’s national 100m title. What’s more his winning time of 9.98 seconds is a national record.
Makagwe is the only South African with a sub ten seconds in the event. Sadly he is now unable to extend his winning streak at the South African Senior National Championship starting tomorrow (Friday 17 April) in Stellenbosch Western Cape province.

Ethiopian Birhanu, Melkamu triumph in Daegu

Ethiopian Girmay Birhanu won th men's race at the Daegu Marathon in South Korea on Sunday (05 April)

Ethiopian Girmay Birhanu won the men’s race at the Daegu Marathon in South Korea on Sunday (05 April)

ETHIOPIANS Girmay Birhanu and Meselech Melkamu triumphed at the Daegu Marathon in South Korea on Sunday (05 April).
Birhanu clocked 2:07.26 to prevail in the men race. Kenya’s Stephen Chemlany and Benjamin Mutai were second and third respectively. While in the women race Ethiopia’s Meselech Melkamu triumphed in 2:27.24. Fellow Ethiopian Dinkinesh Mekash was runner up.

Meselech Melkamu triumphed at the Daegu Marathon in South Korea on Sunday (05 April).

Meselech Melkamu triumphed at the Daegu Marathon in South Korea on Sunday (05 April).


LEADING RESULTS
Note
PB denotes Personal Best
MEN
1 Girmay Birhanu (Ethiopia) 2:07:26; 2 Stephen Chemlany (Kenya) 2:08:21; 3 Benjamin Mutai (Kenya) 2:08:54 PB; 4 Getachew Abayu (Ethiopia) 2:12:50; 5 Son Myeong-Jon (South Korea) 2:14:46
WOMEN
1 Meselech Melkamu (Ethiopia) 2:27:24; 3 Dinkinesh Meekash (Ethiopia) 2:29:44; 3 Ayumi Sakaida 2:30:39 PB; 4 Tomomi Higuchi (Japan) 2:34:33; 5Yeum Ko-Eun (South Korea) 2:34:41