Hype builds for elite track meet

The New Age (Gauteng) - - SPORT - KGO­MOTSO SETHUSHA kgo­mot­sos@the­newage. co.za

NOTH­ING builds up hype for an ath­let­ics event quite like the stars them­selves.

In the lead-up to the keenly-awaited SA Se­nior Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships in Potchef­stroom this week­end, Olympic medal­lists and record hold­ers took to so­cial me­dia in a ban­ter­ing fash­ion to raise the pro­file of the meet.

It is clearly the most hyped and an­tic­i­pated ath­let­ics event the coun­try has seen in years and it will be noth­ing short of ex­cit­ing as young speed­sters Gift Leotlela and Clarence Mun­yai are eager to steal the show against Olympic medal­lists and es­tab­lished run­ners such as Wayde van Niek­erk, Caster Se­menya, Akani Sim­bine, Anaso Jo­bod­wana and Hen­ri­cho Bru­in­tjies.

Eyes will be on the 100m and 200m events where Van Niek­erk and Sim­bine will be up against emerg­ing sprint­ers Leotlela and Thando Roto.

• The na­tional broad­caster will tele­vise the event via live stream­ing and a de­layed broad­cast on SABC 2.

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