Blast from the past: Robberts heaves a golden centimetre

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Blast from the past: Robberts heaves a golden centimetre

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Today in SA sports history: March 20

2002 — A largely inexperienced Bafana Bafana side goes down 0-1 to Saudi Arabia in a friendly in Florence, Italy. Caretaker coach Jomo Sono had experimented with some youngsters, including Ishmael Maluleke and Lesley Manyathela.

2006 — Janus Robberts wins the Commonwealth Games shot put crown by a single centimetre in Melbourne. He heaves the put to 19.76m on his third attempt, which was a comfortable lead at the time. Jamaican Dorian Scott came hard at him in the final round, but ended agonisingly short on 19.75...

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