Uganda’s Leni Shida and South Africa’s Deline Mpiti earned first and second place, respectively, at the Women XXIV Meeting International – Città di Nembro – in Italy on Thursday, 17 June 2021.
Results 400m Women XXIV Meeting International “Città di Nembro” Italy won by SHIDA Leni (UGA) 51.89 (MR) (2) MPITI Dalene (RSA) 52.71 (3) LUKUDO Raphaela (ITA) 52.72 @sportmansa @gsport4girls @AthleticsSA_ @athleticsafrica @DMathipa @Mokganyetsi3 pic.twitter.com/3gsOMf1QKW
— Jakes Jacobs (@jjswest) June 17, 2021
Shida crossed the 400m finish line in a new meeting record time of 51.89, with Mpiti following closely behind in 52.71, with Italy’s Raphaela Lukudo setting a season best a split second behind for third, in 52.72.
20-year-old Mpiti recently made headlines becoming the 400m South Africa national champion, winning in a personal best time of 52.78 at the Sizwe Medical Fund ASA Track and Field Championships in Tshwane.
In January 2020, Mpiti struggled with a hamstring injury and was determined to get into tip-top shape. Her hard work and determination over the past few months is paying off on the track.
Photo 1 Caption: South African track and field athlete, Deline Mpiti, previously pictured in action at the Sizwe Medical Fund ASA Track and Field Championships in Tshwane. Photo: Reg Caldecott/Tuks Sports