Simoné breaks his own world record


It doesn’t look like world records can stand against Simoné Kruger’s onslaught.

The 19-year-old from Pretoria came up with a magnificent discus performance at the World Para-Athletics Championship in Japan. In doing so, she simply improved her own record on the international stage.

Kruger, who competes in the T38 division, tasted gold in Paris last year with her effort of 38.10 m.

But the former student of Hoërskool Garsfontein is undoubtedly hungry for success and she improved her own record in Japan by a full 72 cm thanks to a brilliant effort of 38.82 m!

She broke the world record for the first time as a 14-year-old and although Canada’s Renée Foessel subsequently took the record from her, she said in a previous interview with RNews that she had been persuaded to see that the top distance was back in gold letters are written after her name.

And parental habit she has now added action to words.

“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.”

Then Puseletso Mabote also shone in Japan with his 100 m time of 12.05 s in the T63 division. He set a new championship record of 12.04 s in the heats, but Leon Schäfer improved it again in the finals.

The German won gold with his time of 12.03 s.