Two South African athletes continue their quest for gold in the track and field events tonight.
If you can manage to keep your eyes open past 2am, you will be in for a treat. South Africa have two athletes competing and one of them is in with a medal chance.
Sunette Viljoen is taking part in the women’s javelin final from just after 2:00 and while she is not considered an outright favourite, she is in with a good chance.
Viljoen bossed her qualifying round, throwing over the 63m qualifying distance on her first attempt. Her distance of 63.54 was the sixth best out of group A, but was some way behind leader Maria Andrejczyk from Poland, who managed a throw of 67.11. Viljoen’s best might be yet to come, though. She has a season’s best of 65.15 and a personal best of 69.35.
On the track, Caster Semenya returns to run in the 800m semi-final. Semenya comfortably won her first race in the heats earlier this week and is expected to cruise through to the final. She is running at 2:27 am.
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