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SA athletes make more progress in South Korea

South Africa’s athletes powered ahead in late action at the World Student Games in Gwangju, South Korea on Wednesday, writes Mark Etheridge.
Akani Simbine won his second race of the day with a 10.26 to make him fastest qualifier into the semi-final
But Gideon Trotter was not so lucky his 10.58 for fourth spot in the heat, seeing him miss the semi-finals by 0.02sec.
Anuschka Nice lives on to race another day as her 2:05.47 saw her end third in her heat for automatic progression as she was 14th fastest of the 16 qualifiersFastest was Kiwi Angela Petty with a 2:03.85.
The men’s 1500m saw Dumisani Hlaselo end second in the second of three heats in a time of 3:55.12. Fastest of the three heats was Russia’s Egor Nikolaev in 3:44.28.
The men’s shot put final one of only two finals on the days had Jaco Engelbrecht ending sixth with a heave of 19.20 as India’s Inderjeet Singh’s 20.27 took the gold medal.
The women’s discus saw 22-year-old Port Elizabeth athlete Ischke Senekal throwing a personal best 51.18 which meant she was 12th best on the day and just made it into the final as Thailand’s Subenrat Insaeng was best on the day with a 56.77m throw.
Staying in the field and Mpho Links soared 2.15m on his third attempt to move through to the next round of high jump action
Decathlon saw the final two events of day one action with Fredriech Pretorius ending fifth in the high jump with a 1.95m (won by Rene Stauss of Germany in 2.13). In the day’s final event, the 400m he was third in 50.90 as Steele Wasik of the US won in 49.92.
After scoring was completed for four events he now lies 10th of 16 competitors with 2988 points as Stauss leads with 3287.