Blasts from the past: Hestrie clears 2m for solid gold win
Today in SA sports history: August 12
2001 — Hestrie Cloete wins the women’s high jump at the world championships in Edmonton, clearing 2m to edge Inha Babakova of Ukraine on countback. The men’s 4x100m relay team of Morne Nagel, Corne du Plessis, Lee-Roy Newton and Mathew Quinn win silver behind the Americans, but that is upgraded to gold after the US outfit was disqualified for doping.
2016 — Chad le Clos, four years after sharing the 100m butterfly silver in a two-way tie at the London Games, repeats the feat in a three-way tie at the Rio Games. Joseph Schooling won Singapore’s first Olympic gold in a 50.39sec Olympic record, but behind him Le Clos, defending champion Michael Phelps of the US and Hungarian Laszlo Cseh finished second in 51.14...
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