very good Zark. I am a coach from a rural area in the Boland and would like more info on coaching in track and field
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- Updated: May 7, 2013
National long jump champion Zarck Visser had to settle for second at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix track and field meeting on Sunday, writes Mark Etheridge.
Visser, who leapt to a personal best of 8.29 metres at the national championships in Stellenbosch earlier this year, hit the pit in 7.84m.
That put him 15cm shy of Brazilian Mauro Vinicus da Silva’s winning mark of 7.99, meaning that no athlete was able to trouble the eight-metre barrier.
Although it’s early days yet 23-year-old Visser’s 8.29m is still a global season’s best in the men’s long jump event. Winner Da Silva’s 8.27 personal best was set two years ago.
Visser was the only South African in action at the Tokyo meeting.