South African Olympic athlete, Wenda Nel held off a tough battle to win the 400m hurdles race at the ASA Athletix Invitational Meet powered by AVANTI at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium in Roodepoort, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 30 March 2021.

Nel edged Taylon Bieldt to cross the finish line in a time of 56.16.

Namibian junior athlete Beatrice Masilingi won the 200m sprint in 22.59 (+3.9) and Charona Bakker of the Netherlands coasted home in 13.46 in the 100m hurdles.

We are particularly happiest that we were able to offer several athletes in both South Africa and from our neighbouring countries a chance to either seek qualifications or improve and test their level of performance.” – President of ASA, Aleck Skhosana

“It was another wonderful competition day for our track and field athletes despite the downpour of rain at the tail of the programme,” said President of ASA, Aleck Skhosana.

“We are particularly happiest that we were able to offer several athletes in both South Africa and from our neighbouring countries a chance to either seek qualifications or improve and test their level of performance.

“This was a great return to athletics for ASA despite the challenges that the coronavirus has caused throughout the country and the world.

“We are encouraged to have witnessed that some of the athletes are at an advanced level of preparation. We are extremely happy with the success of this event, our first since a lockdown was declared by the national government a year ago,” he concluded.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Wenda Nel (153) leading the women’s 400m final in 00:56:16 during the second-leg of the ASA Athletix Invitational Meet powered by AVANTI at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 30 March 2021. Photo: David Tarpey