Miné de Klerk Earns Record Breaking Performance at U20 World Champs

by | Aug 22, 2021

Miné de Klerk flew the South African flag high after concluding her U20 World Championships journey with a gold medal and a record breaking performance in two disciplines in Kenya.

The 18-year-old opened her campaign with a silver medal and set a new U20 African record of 53.50m in the women’s discus throw.

De Klerk went on to win South Africa’s second gold medal of the championships in the shot put final with the best attempt of 17.40m.

She is ranked second in the world in the junior women’s shot put, after setting a national U20 record of 17.55m in Potchefstroom in February.

 

Photo Caption: Miné de Klerk flew the South African flag high after concluding her U20 World Championships journey with a gold medal and a record-breaking performance in her two disciplines. In this picture, De Klerk smiles alongside discuss gold medalist Violetta Ignatyeva (middle), and bronze-medalist Alina Nikitsenka (right). Photo: World Athletics (Twitter)

 

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