- Sheer skill as SA duo clean up on world stage
- It’s an all-SA Championship showdown in Humewood final
- Kruger best-placed SA player as Peterson leads in the wet
- High praise for SAFA from FIFA president Infantino
- Park wins play-off in Classic duel against Dlamini
- Buhai ends with a birdie to grab Glendower lead
- Amajita win warm-up match before U20 AFCON
- Levey ends 10-month drought to win at Randpark
- Porteous back to defend at Joburg Open after tough year
- Two more medals as SA finish with five in Egypt
Season’s best as Fourie does it for sick Olivier
- Updated: July 4, 2013
By Mark Etheridge
Illness saw in-form Andre Olivier sitting out Thursday night’s IAAF Diamond League Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland, but it was Olympic team-mate Lehann Fourie who flew the flag for South Africa.
Olivier was scheduled to run the 800-metre and resume his rival with Ethiopian Mohammed Aman but woke up on Thursday morning with a high fever and wisely withdrew.
That left Fourie as the lone SA competitor and he raced to a season’s best 13.43 in the men’s 110m hurdles final won by American hulk David Oliver in 13.03.
“I woke up with a heavy fever this morning, went to hospital and was put on a drip,” Olivier told Road to Rio 2016 earlier. ‘The doctor took blood and X-rays and it doesn’t look like anything serious.
“Lehan promised me he will run for me and himself, so let’s hope for a big one,” were his parting words!