Displaying items by tag: athletics
Firm favourite in the 100m finals at the 2018 IOC Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, South African sprint sensation Luke Davids charged over the line in 10.15 seconds to win the 100m Gold Medal on Monday 15 October 2018.
Wayde van Niekerk cruised to victory in his first serious 400m race in Lausanne on Thursday night as he grabbed his second world lead.
The Olympic champion even slowed before crossing the line‚ but he still stopped the clock on 43.62sec‚ a record for this Diamond League meet and a time faster than any active athlete in the world.
Only four other men in history have been quicker‚ including American Michael Johnson‚ who had held t previous 43.66 meet record.
The term “Coloured” began trending on Twitter after Wayde van Niekerk won Olympic gold and set a new world record, and that’s okay, says Carla Bernardo.
Many of the issues she explores in this article are in fact what Bruinou.com is all about.
Why Wayde's Gold is a Win for Coloured Identity
by Carla Bernado - IOL
Cape Town - So, while the rest of the world began celebrating Wayde Van Niekerk as an incredible athlete who - at the tender age of 24 - smashed a 17-year-old record, somewhere along the line, we South Africans began debating about who, as a race group, gets ownership of Team SA’s only gold medalist in Rio.
The term “coloured” began trending on Monday morning and my immediate reaction was: “But why? Let this boy bask in his well-deserved glory, at least for a day.”
But almost as soon as I thought that, I realised what Wayde’s win could do for the coloured narrative in South Africa.
Now see, I have recently started proudly identifying myself as coloured.
The South African 100m Record Holder and 2016 Olympic medal hopeful Henricho Bruintjies has turned professional and has signed an endorsement deal with international sports brand Puma.
Bruintjies joins the ranks Puma's exciting portfolio of athletes preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games, including other rising stars such as Andre de Grasse and Jenna Prandini, as well as PUMA’s legends of sprinting, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell.
We first mentioned that Wayde van Niekerk was born to sporting parents in one of our earliest articles about him. In the video further below, his mother tells more about life with South Africa's Record Breaking Olympic Gold Medalist.
Originally from Pacaltsdorp near George, Elroy Gelant who is based in Potchefstroom, has qualified for the 5000m final at the Rio Olympics.
Gelant who turns 30 on 25 August holds the South African record for the 5000m which he set at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo, The Netherlands in May 2016.
Never before has any athlete in the world been able to break the Dream Race times in all three sprint events of the 100m, 200m and 400m. History has been made.
On Saturday 12 march 2016 our very own 400m World Champion Wayde van Niekerk set a new benchmark for athletes across the world when he became the first man in history to run faster than 10 seconds for 100 metres, 20 seconds for 200 metres and 44 seconds for 400 metres.
Surprising himself and the small crowd in attendance, the 23 year old Wayde having not competed in the 100m sprint since his junior days in 2011, smashed his previous personal best of 10.45 at the Free State Championships in Bloemfontein, winning in a time of 9.98.