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Geel smashes hammer throw record at Grand Prix

Geel smashes hammer throw record at Grand Prix

Inclement weather did not deter Leandri Geel as she broke the national women’s hammer throw record on Wednesday during the second leg of the ASA Grand Prix Series.

Geel’s remarkable hammer throw of 66.11 metres broke Phethisang Makhethe’s previous national record of 65.8 metres by 31 centimetres.

Meanwhile, African champions Sokwakhana Zazini and Zeney van der Walt made light work of the men’s and women’s 400m hurdles.

Denting his time after clashing with three hurdles, Zazini fought back to win in 49.54 seconds, seeing off Botswana’s Kemorena Tisang, who ran a 49.62, while Van der Walt comfortably won her race in 55.28 seconds, almost two seconds clear of Taylon Bieldt, who placed second.

Source: Team SA

Athletics, Ladies, Press Releases, SA Sports News, 2023

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