A world record for Simoné!


I came I saw. I have conquered.

Yes, this may be something Julius Caesar said 2,000 years ago, but it undoubtedly also applies to Simoné Kruger’s great performance at the World Para-Athletics Championships in Paris.

The 18-year-old learner from Hoërskool Garsfontein in Pretoria broke the world record in the F38 discus event with her top effort of 38.10 m.

She broke the world record for the first time in 2014 and although Canada’s Renée Foessel subsequently took the record from her, she said in a previous interview with RNews that she was persuaded to see that the top distance was again in gold letters be written after her name.

“I won the silver medal in Dubai in 2019 and it will be nice to stand on the top step of the podium. We are two categories (F37 and F38) competing together and China’s Mi Na is the defending world champion,” Kruger said at the time.

And now she has definitely put her words to action.

“My dream is to participate in the Paralympic Games for many years to come and everywhere I go to proclaim the name of the Lord and let my light shine.”