1.8.2020 05:13 pm
After an apparent ‘false positive’ coronavirus test, 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk has withdrawn from his first international race in three years.
Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk's latest comeback was halted on Saturday after health and safety officials blocked his entry to a track and field meeting in Italy due to a coronavirus scare.
While track and field competitions remain suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Akani Simbine is eager to hit the track when racing resumes.
Zanele Situ has cemented her place among the nation’s Paralympic icons.
The only previous time the race was cancelled was between 1941 and 1945, due to World War II.
291 athletes have received R20,000 each in Covid-19 relief from the department of sports, arts and culture. R20,000 is reportedly the maximum amount each applicant can receive.
According to a statement, Aleck Skhosana has come out on the right side of an arbitration ruling and will now be able to stand when the voting does go ahead.
Her nearly comical approach to jumping endeared her to sports fans and she became a household name.
Should it be cancelled, it would be the first time the race had been called off since it was suspended between 1941 and 1945 due to World War II.
Over a 14-year period between 1987 and 2001, De Reuck and Elana Meyer ripped the national road running records to shreds.
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.
And even if it can’t take place in June, it might merely be moved to later this year.
While the Tokyo Games, scheduled to start in July, are in doubt, he stuck up his hand as an early medal contender in the short sprint event.
‘My dream has always been, and will continue to be, to compete at the highest level of sport,’ Semenya said on her Instagram account.
The impressive Stephen Mokoka in particular is rapidly becoming an Olympic podium contender.