Toyota SASAPD National Championships 2
26 Apr 2021
Day 2 of competition at the 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championship currently underway in Gqeberha saw three new World Records along with a host of continental and national marks.
Single leg amputee, Maria Combrink, set a new World record in the women F64 shot-put event with 4 throws over the previous world best (10.35m). Her result was a massive 11.15 metre heave. Combrink’s class, however, does not have a shot-put medal event at the Paralympic Games
Earlier, T61 world record holder, Ntando Mahlangu and T44 record holder Mpumelelo Mhlongo lined up in the mixed class 200m mens final at Westbourne oval and pushed each other to run sub 23 seconds.
Double leg amputee, Mahlangu who is the current the world champion in the event got off to a slow start before powering into the lead following the bend.
Mahlangu chased down Mhlongo, on the 100m straight topip the UCT chemical engineering PHD student, on the line,in 22.94 seconds. Mhlongo beat his previous world record by 0.17 seconds in his class, finishing in 22.96 seconds.
Both athletes are expected to be part of team South Africa for the rescheduled Paralympic Games in Tokyo which willtake place between 24 August 2021 – 5 September 2021.
Boccia enjoyed it’s second day of competition at Pearson high school while goal ball concluded it’s round robin competition and the national mens and women’s winners will be decided at the final tomorrow. Eastern Cape and Free State will play for the women’s title while the Free State senior and junior team will play for the mens crown.
The Championships will conclude on Monday 26 April.
Athletics Records (24/04/2021)
Obed Lekhehle (FS) Long Jump Open men F42 – 3.65 (Provisional Africa record)
Yane van der Merwe (GP) Discus Open women F44 – 29.92 (Provisional Africa record)
Charne Felix (WP) Long Jump Open women T44 – 4,37 (Provisional Africa record)
Puseletso Mabote (GP) Long Jump u/17 men T62 – 4,84 (Provisional Africa record)
Kitso Malokometsa (GP) Long Jump u/17 men T62 – 2,78 (Provisional RSA record)
Thato Mthembu (GP) Long Jump u/17 men T46 – 4,89 (Provisional RSA record)
Kim Macdonald (GP) Long Jump u/20 women T64 – 2,84 (Provisional RSA record)
PJ Klopper (FS) Javelin u/17 men F13 – 19.68 (Provisional RSA record)
PJ Klopper (FS) Long Jump u/17 men F13 – 4,08 (Provisional RSA record)
Emile Burgers (GP) Javelin Open men F64 – 51.13 (Provisional RSA record)
Joshua van Staden (WP) Shotput Open men F41 – 7.08 (Provisional RSA record)
Obed Lekhehle (FS) High Jump Open men F42 – 1.55 (Equalled RSA record)
Andrea Haywood (WP) Discus u/20 women F38 – 19.42 (Provisional RSA record)
Phila du Plessis (KZN) Shotput u/17 women F46 – 8.40 (Provisional RSA record)
Ayanbulela Langa (EP) Shotput u/17 women F34 – 5.10 (Provisional RSA record)