2019 South African Champs: Manyonga, 8.35m, Simbine, 20.27

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Manyonga_Luvo1-Rome18.jpgLuvo Manyonga, photo by PhotoRun.net
Manyonga 835, Simbine 20.27, Cremona 21.51
GERMISTON (RSA, Apr 27): Akani Simbine won the 200 m during last day of South African Championships in 20.27 (-0.2). World champion Luvo Manyonga leaped to impressive 835 (+0.3) and beat his home rivals Rushwahl Samaai 821 (+1.3) and Zarck Visser 801 (+0.4). Huge improvement in men shot put by Orazio Cremona to 21.51 over World U20 champion Kyle Blignaut who also got his PB 20.03. Lindsey Hanekom won the 400 m hurdles in 48.81 PB over World U20 champion Sokwakhana Zazini 49.33 and Cornel Fredericks 49.87. Another U20 star from 2018 Zeney Van der Walt won the women race in 55.93 over multiple national winner Wenda Nel 56.07. In women´s long jump Linque Beneke 664 (-1.1) over Eljone Kruger 661 (+3.1). Olympic medalist Sunette Viljoen won javelin with 57.23. Gardeo Isaacs with 45.39 surprisingly beat Thapelo Phora 45.67 in the 400 m. Kabelo Mahlosi won the 800 m in 1:47.40 (1:46.54 in semifinals). South African national team topped 4x100 m 39.35 and Athletics Gauteng North provincial team 3:04.26 in the 4x400 m.
Manyonga_LuvoR-Rome18.jpgLuvo Manyonga, photo by PhotoRun.net

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