Posted on March 04, 2010
“I was disappointed with my warm up throws as I did not get the discus farther than 55 meters. As the competition started, I told myself it’s time to shape up and asked God to help me to make my intention of reclaiming the title known to all. My first throw was just over the 61 m mark (1 meter short of the A qualifying time) and I knew then it was a night for big throws. My third throw took off as if it had wings and I was ecstatic when I was told the distance: 64.49 – the second best of my career! My God is good, to Him all the glory.”
The Commonwealth Games in October in India look set to be a tussle between Elizna and the current world champion, Dani Samuels of Australia who still tops the 2010 performance list with a throw of 65.84 m.
Elizna’s current second spot on the international performance list will make her even more determined to be number one.
Other Tuks results form the Durban meeting are:
100: Hannes Dreyer (3rd, 10.83); 200: Hannes Dreyer (2nd, 21.78); 400: Oscar Pistorius 2nd, 47.66); 400H: LJ v Zyl (1st, 49.49), Wouter Le Roux (3rd, 51.02). LJ: Khotso Mokoena (1st, 8.22 - wind +5.7); TJ: Boipelo Motlahlego (2nd; 14.79). 10 km race walk: Wayne Snyman (1st; 47:30.45).
400: Estie Wittstock (1st, 53.82), Alet van Wyk (3rd, 55.43); DT: Maryke Oberholzer (2nd, 50.58).
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