Thipe Wins but Misses Out

Thipe Wins but Misses Out

Tsholefelo Thipe won the women’s 400m at the Meet de Marseille in France last night, clocking 51.79sec – just slower than the 51.55sec required to qualify for the Olympic Games, ahead of French athlete, Muriel Hurtis, who finished the race in 52.53sec, while fellow South African Rorisang Rammonye clocked 53.25sec for a third-place finish.

The 25-year-old Thipe originally achieved qualifying standards on two different occasions on local soil clocking 51.52sec (Pretoria, 5 April) and 51.47sec (Pretoria, 5 May) but still needs one qualifier at an international meeting.

Janice Josephs finished fourth in the women’s long jump with 6.12m. The winning distance was 6.39m by Great Britain’s Abigail Irozuru.

 

By |2016-12-12T08:09:36+00:00June 1st, 2012|Athletics, Newsroom, Olympic Games|0 Comments

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