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SA’s Titi takes the honours in early World Student Games action


By Mark Etheridge

Ncincilili Titi kept South African sprinting firmly in the limelight on Thursday as he blasted into the next round of the 200-metre event at the World Student Games in Gwangju, South Korea.
United States based Titi won his heat, the second of nine, in a time of 21.03. That was fourth fastest in qualifying, behind Italy’s Davide Manenti (20.82).
A second South African, Eckhardt Rossouw, also went through with a third-placed 21.57 in heat six.
There was disappointment though, in the men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals as neither of Lindsay Hanekom or Leroux Hamman progressed through to the final.
Hanekom, third in his heat in 50.36, would have been most frustrated as he missed out despite running the same time as qualifier Chieh Chen but the Chinese Taipei athlete qualified automatically by virtue of finishing second in his semi-final.
Meanwhile the men’s golfers, pictured above, got off to a great start at the Naju Gold Lake Country Club. Twenty-two-year-old Gauche, who plays out of Wingate Park, shot a four-under-par 68 in the first round of competition which put him just one shot behind Thailand’s Natipong Srithong.
The other two golfers were in 33rd (Jason Smith) and 38th (Andrew van der Knaap) respectively and their combined scored were good for seventh spot ahead of Thursday’s second of four rounds.
All three of the SA golfers in Gwangju, come from Pretoria University.
Later on Thursday the men’s footballers will take on Brazil and should they beat the South Americans they’ll go through to the semi-finals.