- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
- Opening round of 70 puts Williams in front
- Big medal haul for SA at Junior Commonwealth Games
- Successful comeback from injury as Anel grabs fourth
- Dednam duo win 10th SA doubles title
- Corbett leads the way as SA tally grows to 35
Cremona through to final at World Indoor Championships
- Updated: March 7, 2014
Big shot-putter Orazio Cremona made an immediate impact for South Africa’s campaign at the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Sopot, Poland on Friday morning, writes Mark Etheridge.
The Johannesburg athlete opened with a huge heave of 20.28 metres.
Not only did that give him qualification through to Friday night’s final it was also a season’s best. Qualification criteria was a 20.70 or better for the final, or the best eight throws of the 19 competitors. His other effort of the morning was a 19.63m.
Top throw went to Germany’s David Storl (21.20m) but failing to qualify was Cremona’s fellow shot-putter Jaco Engelbrecht who fell short with a 17.59m best of the day.
Twenty-four-year-old Cremona’s best outdoor effort is the 20.55 he threw in Donnas, Italy, last year.