World Record for Maria Combrink

by | Apr 26, 2021

Champion para-athlete, Maria Combrink, set a new World Record in the women’s F64 shot-put event on another history-making day at the Toyota SASAPD National Championship in Gqeberha.

Combrink, a single leg amputee, secured the record with a massive 11.15 metre heave which smashed the previous world best of 10.35m. Her class however does not have a shot-put medal event at the Paralympic Games.

The country’s leading para-athletes are using these Champs to catch the selectors’ eye for one of only 10 Paralympic Games spots.

Teenage sensation, Simone Kruger, set an African record of 11.23 in the Shotput open women F38 class.

Yané van der Merwe who set an African record on day one, set a national mark in the Shotput Open women F44 class with a 8.76 throw.

Youngsters continue to impress at the Champs with Ayabulela Langa setting an SA record in the javelin U17 women F34 class with a 9.68 effort. One day one, Langa set a national mark in the Shotput u/17 women F34 event with a 5.10 throw.

The SASAPD Champs conclude on Monday. The final day program includes the women’s goal ball final between Eastern Cape and Free State.

 

Athletics Records at the 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championships in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, on 25 April, 2021:
Maria Combrink (GP) Shotput open women F64 – 11.15 (World record)
Simone Kruger (GP) Shotput Open women F38 – 11,23 (Provisional African record)
Yané van der Merwe (GP) Shotput Open women F44 – 8.76 (Provisional RSA record)
Vidah Muthabi (Limpopo) Shotput Open women F43 – 5.93 (Provisional RSA record)
Andrea Haywood (WP) Shotput u/20 women F38 – 7,57 (Provisional RSA record)
Ayanbulela Langa (EC) Javelin u/17 women F34 – 9.68 (Provisional RSA record)
Phila du Plessis (KZN) Discus u/17 women F46 – 22.87 (Provisional RSA record)
Phila du Plessis (KZN) Javelin u/17 women F46 – 30,96 (Provisional RSA record)
Imani Phetu (GP) Javelin u/17 women F37 – 11,10 (Provisional RSA record)
Hemarisha du Toit (GP) Shotput u/20 women F44 – 8.63 (Provisional RSA record)
Agnes Tau (FS) Shotput u/20 women F63 – 4,76 (Provisional RSA record)
Jana Kleynhans (GP) 200m u/20 women T46 – 29,61 (Provisional RSA record)
Kim Macdonald (GP) 200m u/20 women T64 – 40,26 (Provisional RSA record)

Athletics Records at the 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championships in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, on 24 April, 2021:
Yané van der Merwe (GP) Discus Open women F44 – 29.92 (Provisional Africa record)
Charné Felix (WP) Long Jump Open women T44 – 4,37 (Provisional Africa record)
Kim Macdonald (GP) Long Jump u/20 women T64 – 2,84 (Provisional RSA record)
Andrea Haywood (WP) Discus u/20 women F38 – 19.42 (Provisional RSA record)
Phila du Plessis (KZN) Shotput u/17 women F46 – 8.40 (Provisional RSA record)
Ayabulela Langa (EP) Shotput u/17 women F34 – 5.10 (Provisional RSA record)

 

Photo 1 Caption: Para-athlete Maria Combrink, a single leg amputee, secured a new World Record in the women’s F64 shot-put event with a massive 11.15 metre heave on the closing day of the Toyota SASAPD National Championship in Gqeberha. Unfortunately due to a curtailed programme at this years’ Paralympics,  Combrink’s class does not have a medal event at the Paralympic Games, and she can’t qualify for a rare South African entry to the world stage. Photo: SASAPD

 

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