#TuksAthletics athletes stole show in Bloemfontein

Posted on March 09, 2017


Long jump star Luvo Manyonga, teenage sprinter Gift Leotlela and hurdler Ruan de Vries stole the show on Wednesday, 8 March 2017, delivering spectacular performances at the second leg of the Athletics South Africa Speed Series Meeting in Bloemfontein.

Competing in his first event of the season, Olympic silver medallist Manyonga produced a stellar leap of 8,46 metres, the furthest jump in the world this year.

In the men's 100 m race, Leotlela racked up one of the biggest wins of his career, beating Olympic 400 m champion Wayde van Niekerk. Owing to a problem with the electronic timing system, only hand times were recorded and Leotlela was credited with 10, seconds, while Van Niekerk clocked 10,1 seconds.

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