- Luvo leaps to another SA record at championships
- Defending champ Telfer well aware of junior threat
- McGuigan also equals course record at Zim Open
- Fisher fires course record 63 to lead by four in Harare
- Cele looking to do a job for Amajita at World Cup
- Simbine sets the pace with sub-10sec 100m victory
- Indigenous Games to be showcased at Arnold Classic Africa
- Olympian BMX ace Dodd in fine form at NAG series
- Banyana’s Mgcoyi picking up valuable skills in Germany
- Quick-starting Hugo holds one-shot lead in Harare
Sive’s learning curve
- Updated: January 16, 2012
It wasn’t a great day at the office but a great learning experience for rookie South African Sive Speelman at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Austria on Sunday, writes Mark Etheridge.
On Saturday the Eastern Cape teenager had placed 41st out off 55 entrants in the Super G with a time of 1min 18.31seconds.
On Sunday it was the Super Combined discipline where he recorded a time of 1:18.22 in the Super G and 58.10sec in the slalom.
That saw him ending 33rd for a total time of 2min 16.32sec putting him 33rd overall. The winner of the event, Austria’s Marco Schwarz, had a combined time of 1:40.45 for the event that took pal e in temperatures of minus 11 degrees Celcius.
Speelman’s next competition is on Thursday, the Giant Slalom and then on Saturday its the two Giant Slalom runs that await.