SA medal haul just gets golden

South African athletes continued to dominate the 16th African Athletics Championships on another windy day in Addis Ababa on Saturday.

South African athletes continued to dominate the 16th African Athletics Championships on another windy day in Addis Ababa on Saturday.

Three more gold medals by Chris Harmse, Hennie Kotze and Sunette Viljoen, in the hammer throw, 110m hurdles and javelin, respectively, brought the team's golden haul to nine.

South Africa ended the penultimate day with a tally of 17 medals.

A proud 34-year-old Harmse won his fifth consecutive African title since 1998 with a new championship record of 77,72m.

He narrowly failed to achieve the Olympic qualifying distance of 78,50 metres.

The 110m hurdles was only a final and Hennie Kotze did very well to win his first major gold medal with a time of 13,95 sec.

Two Nigerian athletes occupied second and third places. - Sapa

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