Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
3 Apr 2022
11:47 am

Breaking barriers: Sprint sensation Viwe Jingqi is setting the track alight

Wesley Botton

Jingqi flaunted her talent this week by breaking the long-standing national youth 100m and 200m records.

Jingqi is confident she can run even faster after breaking multiple national youth records in Potchefstroom last week. Picture: Cecilia van Bers

There is no shortage of talent in South African athletics, but once in a while, track and field is given an extra bit of a shake by someone whose immense potential rattles the foundations of the sport. And while we have had a seemingly endless conveyor belt of young sprinters tearing up the track in recent years, Viwe Jingqi is one-of-a-kind: a shining diamond among glowing gems. Though records have tumbled in senior men's and women's sprint events in recent years, and in the junior men's division, we haven't seen quite the same breakthrough among junior women in the 100m...