Her ranking should grant her access to compete internationally.
But the year proved highly unproductive in the medals stakes as the absence of Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya was felt.
South Africa’s short sprint star, who enjoyed a fruitful 2019, clearly still wants to flaunt his talent in multiple disciplines.
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Women in Sport: Doing it properly … one last time
Gillian Sanders was going to wind down a stellar triathlon career. Then a promising start to 2019 rekindled an Olympic dream.
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ASA finally doing something to awaken a dormant relay culture
Now, however, with Athletics South Africa seemingly stabilised, they have no excuses, and it’s a relief to hear that they’re finally doing something about it.
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Women in Sport: Stocky Xaba rapidly running herself into record-breaking contention
She might not quite be ready yet to push the likes of Gerda Steyn close, but this versatile runner is improving consistently.
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Caster Semenya: The full journey

Caster Semenya: The full journey

South Africa’s queen of the track has given so much, and yet the feeling lingers that we haven’t seen enough of her.

Two Oceans apologises amid growing confusion

The popular race continues to slide in a rapid decline as organisational problems take hold.

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Women in Sport: The ‘Serena’ of SA running has one huge bucket list item left

Women in Sport: The ‘Serena’ of SA running has one huge bucket list item left

Irvette van Blerk, who famously won the Soweto Marathon while pregnant, wants to finally realise an Olympic dream next year.

Wayde, Caster make preliminary list of Tokyo hopefuls

Could Team SA’s challenge at the Olympics receive an unexpected boost?

Gerda Steyn qualifies for Tokyo with excellent run in the Big Apple

But this year’s Comrades queen faces an interesting choice next year…

Comrades entries close in record time

The world famous ultramarathon’s lure remains clearly as strong as ever.

Mokoka holds off foreign onslaught

Just one week after finishing fifth in the marathon race at the World Championships in Doha, the local hero coasted over the line.

ASA not panicking over Doha disaster

Ten months out from the Tokyo Olympics, South Africa returned home with no medals at the World Champs for the first time since 2007.

No luck for Mokoka or SA relay team

SA’s World Champs campaign in Doha fizzles out badly.

Relay quartet smash SA record

South Africa might belatedly have a chance of a rare medal at the IAAF World Champs.

Comrades Marathon targets record numbers in 2020

As if one felt it wasn’t big enough already…

Alkana saves Team SA blushes

Various other athletes reach notable personal milestones, but it’s not good enough on the world stage.

No luck for Team SA

South Africa’s most anticipated session at the IAAF World Champs fizzles out with a litany of fourth-placed finishes.

SA athletes keep medal hopes alive

Akani Simbine shows great form as the reliable long jump duo also make their mark.




 

 

 

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