Blasts from the past: Barefoot De Klerk breaks 200m record


Blasts from the past: Barefoot De Klerk breaks 200m record


Today in SA sports history: April 8
1989 — A barefoot Evette de Klerk breaks the SA 200m record as she clocks 22.06sec in Polokwane, then known as Pietersburg. On the same day she crossed the line in a 100m race in 10.99sec, but the wind assistance of 2.3m/sec deemed it unofficial. Her 11.06sec 100m record from 1990 fell only in 2018, but her 200m mark still stands.
1994 — In the closest match of the eight-ODI series, Australia beat SA by one run in Bloemfontein to level the series 4-4. The visitors had scored 203/6 in their 50 overs, with three batsmen getting into the 40s. SA got off to a good start, with Andrew Hudson (84) and captain Kepler Wessels putting on 82 for the opening partnership. But the batsmen lost momentum after that and eventually ended on 202/8 at the end of their innings.

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