Reabetswe Moloi has been crowned the fastest athlete in South Africa, securing the national women’s 100m title on Day 2 of the Sizwe Medical Fund ASA Senior Track and Field Championships at Tuks Athletics Stadium in Tshwane.
Moloi stormed home in 11.55 in the women’s 100m final, with Miranda Coetzee taking second place in 11.69 and Boipelo Tshemese finishing a close third in 11.70.
“I’m really happy. I had a lot of challenges getting here,” Moloi said. “It was not an easy medal. I wish the time was a little faster but I’ll take the win.”
Marjone Fourie added the SA senior 100m hurdles title to the gold medal she won at the Twizza ASA U20 Championships in Paarl last week, securing victory in the final in 13.54.
Marga Cumming won gold in the women’s hammer throw with a best attempt of 64.30m. Cumming’s winning heave landed just one centimetre short of the 64.31m* national record she set in Potchefstroom in February.
Mire Reinstorf dominated the women’s pole vault final, clearing the bar at 4.00m. Zinzi Xulu won the women’s triple jump final, landing at 13.34m.
Cherise Carreira (11:11.60) won the women’s 3 000m steeplechase title respectively, while Danielle Verster (4:20.54) won gold in the women’s 1 500m final.
“All credit to great performances of the day. The sweat and tears of the athletes tell us of the determination and hard work that have been put into preparation of this championship.
“In congratulating the winners, their coaches and support staff, we also praise the overall high performance from everyone,” said Aleck Skhosana, the President of Athletics South Africa.
Photo 1 Caption: New SA women’s 100m champion, Reabetswe Moloi. Reg Caldecott/Tuks Sport