Athletics 22.4.2017 08:00 pm

Flying Luvo Manyonga and Wayde van Niekerk light up Potch

It was a good day for Caster Semenya too as the Iron Lady, who achieved her objective of a 400/800m double with ease.

Long jumper Luvo Manyonga and sprinter Wayde van Niekerk lit up the Puk McArthur Stadium on Saturday, delivering spectacular performances to close out the two-day SA Senior Championships in Potchefstroom.

Flying Luvo Manyonga and Wayde van Niekerk light up Potch
Flying Luvo Manyonga and Wayde van Niekerk light up Potch

Flying Luvo Manyonga and Wayde van Niekerk light up Potch

It was a good day for Caster Semenya too as the Iron Lady, who achieved her objective of a 400/800m double with ease.

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Akani Simbine blitzes to a fabulous first in Potch

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Oops! Adidas chooses dodgy term to congratulate Boston runners
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There’ll be no treble for Caster Semenya in Potch
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There’ll be no treble for Caster Semenya in Potch

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Caroline Wostmann cleared for Comrades title defence
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Caroline Wostmann cleared for Comrades title defence

The 34-year-old had to withdraw abruptly from last weekend’s Two Oceans due to an untimely hamstring injury.
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It takes a world-best time to beat Ernst van Dyk

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Wayde van Niekerk itching to attempt World Champs double
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Wayde van Niekerk itching to attempt World Champs double

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Lungile Gongqa ends his local drought to claim Two Oceans title
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Wöstmann pulls out of Two Oceans with hamstring injury
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Wöstmann pulls out of Two Oceans with hamstring injury

She suffered the injury shortly after starting her title defence.

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