khotso returns

Keenan Watson. © Unknown.
Keenan Watson. © Unknown.

Khotso Mokoena, South Africa's silver medallis at the Beijing Olympic Games, will make his second appearance in this year's Yellow Pages Series at the meeting in Stellenbosch tomorrow.

Khotso Mokoena, South Africa's silver medallis at the Beijing Olympic Games, will make his second appearance in this year's Yellow Pages Series at the meeting in Stellenbosch tomorrow.

Mokoena will be in action in the long jump and will be out to achieve another world-class performance. In his first outing in the series at Potchefstroom, Mokoena achieved the IAAF A-qualification standard for the IAAF World Championships in Berlin in August when he jumped 8,15m.

Following that performance, he represented a star-studded Commonwealth team at an indoor meeting in Glasgow and since his return has been preparing for the last two Yellow Pages meetings.

At his last appearance in Stellenbosch, at the 2008 SA Senior Championships, Mokoena was defeated by Keenan Watson in the long jump.

Unfortunately, Watson has had to withdraw from tomorrow night's meeting on medical grounds, so Mokoena will be denied the opportunity of the challenge.

Another feature of the meeting will be in the relays when South Africa's men's 4x100m and 4x400m and women's 4x400m teams will take on teams from Mauritius and Kenya in an effort to set qualifying times for the World Championships. The IAAF has granted permission for the Stellenbosch meeting to host these qualifying races.

Several of the country's top athletes will be in action at the meeting that starts at 6pm. - Sapa

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