South African 400m hurdles specialist, Wenda Nel, posted the second-fastest 400mH world leading time at the ACNW Open Meeting in Potchefstroom on Saturday, 8 May 2021.
Nel made sure of her Olympic-qualifying time of 55.16, crossing the finish line ahead of Zeney van der Walt and Sue Claasen, in second and third, respectively.
Speaking to gsport before the race, Nel revealed her intentions to qualify for the Games in Tokyo.
“I am very optimistic and excited to punch my ticket to the Games. My goal is to qualify as soon as possible, and I will use every opportunity to do so.”
The qualified dietician also shared on her approach as she sets to compete in her second Olympics after Rio 2016.
“I feel I’ve gained a lot more experience in the last few years and I would like to use that to my advantage. I will also embrace the opportunity of being at the Games, much more.”
Photo 1 Caption: South African 400m hurdles specialist, Wenda Nel, confirmed second place on the world women’s athletics list after running an Olympic qualifying time at the ACNW Open Meeting in Potchefstroom on Saturday, 8 May 2021. Photo: Wenda Nel / Instagram