24.3.2020 02:46 pm
Three top-flight events have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, but the federation hopes action can resume in about three months’ time.
With government announcing a lock down in an attempt to contain the coronavirus, Athletics South Africa (ASA) released a skeleton version of its 2020 calendar on Tuesday, as the sport was provisionally placed on hold for the next three months.
But it’s still an ongoing struggle for the umbrella body to truly stabilise itself.
Season bests in the 100 and 200m for the sprinter as his knee seems to hold up.
A winner of the Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award in 2010, Du Toit is still heavily involved in South African sport as a member of the SASCOC board.
Might South Africa’s Olympic medal prospects look less gloomy than initially thought?
The 27-year-old is on the mend from a long-term knee injury, but will find the world has moved on.
It’s not a particularly big result, but a significant step in the right direction.
South Africa’s sprinting star also discusses the effect of Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya’s absences.
The priority now is to ensure that various school-level events go ahead without any hiccups.
The embattled umbrella body still can’t get funding from government because it hasn’t made enough changes to its constitution yet.
Western Cape Athletics administrator Allen Barnes suddenly disappeared last week amidst allegations of ‘irregularities’. But he’s actually one of the good guys.
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.