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13 Jul 2008 09:37
South Africa’s medal tally rose to three on the penultimate day of the 12th World Junior Athletics Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Saturday.
The men’s 4x100m relay team finished third in the final with a time of 39,7 seconds.
Earlier in the week Wilhelm van der Vyver (100m) and Andre Olivier (800m) won silver and bronze medals respectively in their events.
Van der Vyver, the anchor man in the relay, thus won his second medal. His teammates were Johannes Mosala, Roscoe Engel and Patrick Vosloo.
The same foursome was also responsible for two new South African record runs of 40,16 seconds in Harare a month ago and 39,59 seconds in Friday’s heat.
No South Africans will be in action when the meeting closes on Sunday.
Cheyne Rahme (17), South African youth record holder in the pole vault, finished 11th in the final after failing to clear the bar at 5,2m. He qualified on Friday with a fine 5,1m clearance but on this occasion sat out at 5,1m after succeeding at 5m.
The South African men’s 4x400m relay quartet, consisting of the team’s 400m hurdlers and 800m runners, were eliminated after finishing seventh in their semifinal with a time of 3:12,09.—Sapa
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