Official hit by discus is recovering

THE athletics official who was hit on the head by a discus during an athletics meeting in Pretoria is conscious and making good progress, an ambulance service spokesperson said

"Basetsana (Molobye) is still in ICU, but she is talking and doing well," said LifeMed Ambulance Services co-owner Hugo Minnaar.

Molobye's skull was fractured on Sunday when she and another official, Nelson Sambo, were hit by a discus thrown by national champion Victor Hogan while they were measuring a javelin throw.

Molobye underwent surgery at the Muelmed Medi-Clinic, where Sambo also received treatment.

ASA chairperson James Evans said officials may have cut corners and accidents could be avoided by slowing down competitions.

"The athletes should not be in the circle when officials are taking measurements."