Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
13 Feb 2022
7:30 am

Why Kyle Blignaut could be South Africa’s next big thing in athletics

Wesley Botton

Between his consistency, his confidence, and his quick shift to senior competition, Blignaut has displayed the potential to set the world alight.

Rising star Kyle Blignaut is ready to make a big impression on the athletics world. Picture: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images

As the ball starts to roll, with the early stages of the domestic track and field season gaining some momentum, there's a lot to look forward to this year. There are World Championships for both junior and senior athletes, the Commonwealth Games, and a long list of other championship events, as the sport tries to catch up with a packed programme which has been condensed due to the Covid lockdown. There is a lot of uncertainty, but a lot to look forward to as well. Akani Simbine will look to break his top-flight podium drought, Wayde van Niekerk will be...