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By Mark Etheridge

Up and coming track athlete Justine Palframan has extended her training camp stay in Kingston, Jamaica where she is training with a number of Olympic athletes.

Originally scheduled to return to South Africa early this week, Palframan will now come back to her hometown of Eshowe in the Natal Midlands next Wednesday.

“She ran a very good 300-metre time trial yesterday [Sunday] and is scheduled to run a 400m race at a club meeting on Saturday,” said Palframan’s father and coach, Steve.

“She’s got into the swing of things at the club now and is really learning a lot. She’s met Veronic Campbell Brown, Olympic silver medallist Juliet Cuthbert as well as Donovan Bailey.

Young Palframan has already met world 100m champion Yohan Blake and at the weekend met up with the great Usain Bolt, Olympic champion and world recordholder.

The track and field ace signed her diary with the words “Work hard and enjoy what you do at all times”.

The 18-year-old has been falling under coach Patrick Dawson who has paying particular attention to her arm swing, something he feels will be vital in her improving her form and time. “Justine is a coaches dream to work with as she listens learns and applies things immediately,” said Dawson.


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