SA ATH­LETES TOPS

Finweek English Edition - - LIFESTYLE -

A NEW BRIGADE of great young SA ath­letes emerged at the Africa Ath­letic cham­pi­onships in Morocco.

SA fin­ished top of the medals ta­ble with 10 gold, five sil­ver and four bronze, high­lighted by Cheyne Rahme’s record in the men’s pole vault.

The 23-year-old Rahme set a new Africa cham­pi­onship record of 5.41m, break­ing the old record set by fel­low South African, Okkert Brits back in 1993.

Com­mon­wealth Games medal­lists Khotso Mokoena, Zarck Visser, Ruswahl Sa­maai, Cor­nel Fred­er­icks , Wayde van Niek­erk and Sunette Viljoen all medalled again in Morocco.

It was a SA medals clean sweep in the long jump with Visser tak­ing gold ahead of Mokoena and Sa­maai.

Viljoen claimed her fourth African javelin ti­tle with a cham­pi­onship record of 65.32m.

Cheyne Rahme

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