Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
21 Mar 2021
8:00 am

Lockdown frustrations being taken out on the track and field?

Wesley Botton

A number of South African athletes have already indicated that it could be a memorable season.

Former junior world shot put champion Kyle Blignaut is showing good early season form. Picture: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images

The top-flight domestic track and field campaign will be launched next week, a year after the sport was placed under lockdown, but athletes haven't waited for the first leg of the ASA Athletix Invitational in Roodepoort on Tuesday to start tearing up the track. Having showcased their form at lower-tier events, a number of South African athletes have already indicated that it could be a memorable season. Better known as a 200m runner, Lux Adams clocked a wind-assisted 10.07 seconds in Potchefstroom earlier this month, flaunting his potential over the 100m distance, while 20-year-old Phatutshedzo Maswanganyi (who set the SA...